KRG to export fish to Gulf countries in nearby future – statement

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said it will export fish to Iraqi and the Gulf countries markets in nearby future, according to a statement.

The KRG in a statement revealed that the “largest” fish production project will soon begin working in the Kurdistan Region.

Located in Kurdistan’s Duhok province, the fish production project is expected to make 21 million Rohu fish and 1200 tonnes of canned fish in one year, according to the statement.

“The aim of the project is to maintain local needs and export fish to Iraq and Gulf countries,” it said.

“So far, 65 percent of the projects already completed,” it added

Moreover, the manager of the fish production project, Shokir Omar said: “This project is strategic and part of agricultural production in Kurdistan. The amount of money invested in this project is 10 million dollars and it created 500 direct and indirect job opportunities for citizens.”

Omar added that “None of the previous fish projects in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq has a system like the one we are working on. Advanced technologies have been used in this project.”

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