Qatar owns a strategic stock of food, consumer goods and medical supplies: GCO
At a time when things may appear to be uncertain, it is important to remember that authorities within Qatar are giving it their all to ensure the public remains safe and healthy.
In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, officials from various hypermarkets and other authorities have confirmed that they are well-stocked with food and other supplies to meet the public’s demand as needed.
Qatar’s Government Communications Office (GCO) has also assured the public that Qatar owns a strategic stock of food, consumer goods, and medical supplies to meet the needs of its citizens and residents.
In a tweet on its official Twitter page, the GCO said, “In line with country’s National Food Security Strategy 2019-23, Qatar has successfully diversified import sources and secured a strategic stock to ensure the uninterrupted flow of goods into the country during any crisis or emergency.”
In line with our National Food Security Strategy 2019-2023, #Qatar has successfully diversified import sources and secured a strategic stock to ensure the uninterrupted flow of goods into the country during any crisis or emergency. pic.twitter.com/rUWj6mGxud— مكتب الاتصال الحكومي (@GCOQatar) March 16, 2020
The tweet includes a video, which states that these supplies are constantly monitored to make sure “they are both high-quality and priced correctly, guarding against inflation or monopolistic practices.”
“Continued food supply is possible due to the National Food Security Strategy of Qatar,” the video states further.
Owing to the strategy the country has been able to secure some major achievements.
Qatar is 106 percent self-sufficient in dairy and 124 percent self-sufficient in poultry, the video added.
Qatar maintained its position of first in the Arab world in the Economist’s Food Security Index for 2019 and climbed up nine spots to number 13, from 22nd in 2018, it added.
Earlier, last week, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) also said that it is working within a pre-defined plan to ensure the continued flow of goods, services, food items, and subsidized products in the local market without any interruption.
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