Baladna eyes large-scale dairy business in the Philippines

Baladna eyes large-scale dairy business in the Philippines

QLNews
By QLNews

Qatari agricultural firm Baladna is seriously considering investing in a large-scale, fully integrated dairy facility in the Philippines, said the nation’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Friday.

Baladna, established in 2014 and currently Qatar’s largest dairy and beverage producer, supplies over 95% of the country’s fresh milk. The DTI said Philippines’ Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual spoke to Baladna officials in Doha recently.

“The Philippine government stands ready to support Baladna to realize its planned investments in the country. Through a whole-of-government approach, the DTI and the Board of Investments are ready to facilitate business-to-business meetings and introductions to potential joint venture partners for Baladna,” Pascual was quoted as saying by Business Inquirer.

Pascual added that the Department of Agriculture was actively identifying suitable locations for the proposed dairy facilities. The project is expected to align well with the Philippine government’s pursuit of self-sufficiency in food and milk production.

Pascual, during his meeting with Baladna, highlighted the substantial demand for dairy products in the Philippines, with imports currently far outweighing local production.

He promised regulatory support for labelling fresh milk, UHT (ultrahigh temperature) milk, and imported frozen milk concentrate, as covered under the Philippine National Standard.

Apart from Baladna, the DTI official also met with representatives from Qatar Cool to explore investment opportunities in the Philippines.

---

Make sure to check out our social media to keep track of the latest content. 

Instagram - @qatarliving

X - @qatarliving

Facebook - Qatar Living

YouTube qatarlivingofficial

Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

Qatar’s top beaches for water sports thrills

Qatar’s top beaches for water sports thrills

Let's dive into the best beaches in Qatar, where you can have a blast with water activities, sports and all around good times.
Most Useful Apps In Qatar - Part Two

Most Useful Apps In Qatar - Part Two

This guide brings you the top apps that will simplify the use of government services in Qatar.
Most Useful Apps In Qatar - Part One

Most Useful Apps In Qatar - Part One

this guide presents the top must-have Qatar-based apps to help you navigate, dine, explore, access government services, and more in the country.
Winter is coming – Qatar’s seasonal adventures await!

Winter is coming – Qatar’s seasonal adventures await!

Qatar's winter months are brimming with unmissable experiences, from the AFC Asian Cup 2023 to the World Aquatics Championships Doha 2024 and a variety of outdoor adventures and cultural delights.
7 Days of Fun: One-Week Activity Plan for Kids

7 Days of Fun: One-Week Activity Plan for Kids

Stuck with a week-long holiday and bored kids? We've got a one week activity plan for fun, learning, and lasting memories.
Wallet-friendly Mango Sticky Rice restaurants that are delightful on a budget

Wallet-friendly Mango Sticky Rice restaurants that are delightful on a budget

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a sweet escape into the world of budget-friendly Mango Sticky Rice that's sure to satisfy both your cravings and your budget!
Places to enjoy Mango Sticky Rice in  high-end elegance

Places to enjoy Mango Sticky Rice in high-end elegance

Delve into a world of culinary luxury as we explore the upmarket hotels and fine dining restaurants serving exquisite Mango Sticky Rice.
Where to celebrate World Vegan Day in Qatar

Where to celebrate World Vegan Day in Qatar

Celebrate World Vegan Day with our list of vegan food outlets offering an array of delectable options, spanning from colorful salads to savory shawarma and indulgent desserts.