Fish poultry to be established in Mukalla [Archives:2007/1041/Local News]

April 12 2007

HADRAMOUT, April 11 ) Authorities are due to establish a fish poultry in Mukalla city, as a part of a joint investment project carried out by the private sectors of Yemen and Germany.

The German Ecommerce Company, one of the partners, plans to begin grazing fish and inaugurate construction works to build water wells for growing fish, as a part of its investment project in partnership with the Yemeni Al-Zubeir Foundation for Trade Agencies with a capital amounting up to 15 million Euros.

The project, the construction of which was expected to begin last January but was delayed due to the lack of good land, will be built on an a total area of 60,000 square meters in Shuheir Area, located 50 km southeast of Mukalla city.

The project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2008 with a preliminary production capacity of 500 tons of fish per year. The production capacity is due increase. The products are expected to be exported to the European Union countries, South, East Asia, and United Arab Emirates while some quantities will be spared for local markets.

The poultry is the first of the kind in the Arab world as it will be covered and protected from the sunray. The investment companies plan to graze and grow all the rare and expensive fish such as shrimp and lobster and create job opportunities.