13 June 2021

Agreement Signed between Khazean & F&M Middle East

After signing an agreement between Muscat Municipality and Khazean to relocate the activities of the central Fruits & Vegetable market to Khazean Economic City, Khazean awards F&M Middle East to carry out the Detailed Design & Tender Documents related to the design of the market facilities.

The new Khazaen Central Vegetables and Fruit Market, is planned to be three times the size of Al Mawaleh facility with provision for future expansion, will have facilities such as cold and dry stores, main wholesales halls, truck sales area, shaded areas for sorting and sale of onions and potatoes, agricultural inspection areas, office spaces for operating companies, forklifts servicing, electrical charging stations, vegetables and fruit sorting yards, several gates for customs inspection for Vegetables and Fruit, laboratory for testing agricultural samples under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, and multiple gates for entry of trucks.

In addition to support services, such as banking, a 250,000 m2 central truck parking area, mosque, supermarkets, PRO offices, and restaurants among others. The new market will also have retail outlets to cater to individual customers from surrounding areas.

The market shift will ensure more organized, well-planned, fully air-conditioned, and spacious market with ultra-modern facilities for wholesalers and buyers, which will translate to a lesser heavy vehicle traffic entry on Muscat’s roads.