MOCI announces initiative for affordable lamb meat during Ramadan

MOCI announces initiative for affordable lamb meat during Ramadan

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By QLNews

Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Widam Food Company, announced the launch of an initiative to subsidize lamb meat prices for Ramadan.

The initiative, which will come into effect next Thursday and continue until the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, has been undertaken to encourage local production of lamb meat and support its prices.

The MOCI said the initiative will ensure the availability of red meat at reasonable prices to citizens during Ramadan and provide a good balance between supply and demand, contributing to price stability in the markets.

MOCI said the agreement with Widam will provide about 30,000 local and imported sheep to be sold at reduced prices to citizens (two for each citizen).

Original ID cards should be presented at Widam’s butcheries in Al Shamal, Al Khor, Umm Salal, Al Wakrah, and Al Shahaniya or through Widam’s electronic application.

As per the initiative, the price of a local or imported sheep (each 30kg or more) is QAR1,000. There will be additional costs of QAR16 for preparation of meat and QAR34 for carrying services. There will also be a home delivery service with an additional fee of QAR15.

Widam will provide an air-conditioned tent divided into sections for men, women, and the elderly.

The MOCI said it will continue to intensify its inspection campaigns on sales outlets to ensure availability of live sheep and other foodstuff in the markets.

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