The Doha Central Market is set to get a year-round, air-conditioned sale yard for local agricultural products with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) preparing to offer a tender in this regard.
The Doha Central Market has started receiving ample quantities of different varieties of locally produced vegetables ahead of the winter agriculture season, local Arabic daily 'Arrayah' reported Friday.
The Vegetable and Fruits market at Doha Central Market has seen an increasing turnout of customers ahead of the upcoming Eid al-Adha, with many affirming that prices are stable and supply is adequate.
Tenants, who have been allotted stalls at the yet-to-be commissioned municipal market at the north Doha township of Umm Slal Ali, are seeking extension at their current location at the Doha Central Market.
A plan to shift the vegetable, fish and cattle markets from the Doha Central Market in the Mesaimeer-Mamoura area to three locations in a few months may cause inconvenience to both the customers as well as retailers, it is felt.
Officers from the Health Control Section at the Municipal Control Department of Doha Municipality conducted 1,430 inspections at food facilities within its jurisdiction last month, resulting in the closure of 10 errant outlets.
More yards for sale of Qatari agriculture products should be introduced throughout the country, it was suggested at the biweekly session of the Central Municipal Council (CMC) on Tuesday.