Partnership with Private Sector key to achieving food security

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Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Essam bin Abdulla Khalifa, has stressed that partnership with the private sector is essential for enhancing food security in the kingdom.

This came as the minister visited the premises of Dar Aqua Company in Hoarat A’ali, along with Undersecretary of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Dr. Nabeel Mohammed Abu Al-Fateh, and a number of officials.

Sharaf was briefed about the company and its work progress and mechanisms by its Director-General, Abdulla Al-Fahal.

The minister affirmed that the government’s strategy is based on supporting the initiatives of the private sector to implement development projects that constitute an added value for the national economy.

He pointed out that Dar Aqua Company represents a unique Bahraini experience in providing fish and vegetables that are produced in a safe environment, which enjoys the government’s interest, as such projects aim to provide food products to consumers.

The minister discussed with the company’s officials the government’s provision of the necessary infrastructure to support the company and ensure its success.

Undersecretary, Dr. Abu Al-Fateh praised the company’s efforts to produce healthy food products that meet part of the local market’s needs.

He said that the Agriculture and Marine Resources Under-secretariat would harness the necessary potentials to support the company’s work as its ultimate goal is consistent with its strategy aimed at achieving food security in the kingdom.

He pointed out that the Agriculture and Marine Resources Under-secretariat would encourage the private sector to launch projects aimed at ensuring food security, at the agricultural level or regarding fisheries.