Agreement on Starting a Fattening and Meat Packing Project at Sundus Agricultural Project
Khartoum - Khartoum State and Kenana Sugar Company agreed on starting a fattening and meat packing project at Sundus Agricultural Project on area of 1000 acres allocated by the State of Khartoum whereas Kenana Sugar Company will provide funding, training, and capacity building for the 800 graduates the State of Khartoum will employ in the project.
In an extended meeting presided by the Governor of Khartoum State Dr. Abd Alrahman Alkhidir and attended by deputy governor Siddig Alsheikh, the Khartoum State minister of Agriculture, general manager of Sundus Agricultural Project Altayeb Mohammed Altayeb, and the general manager of Kenana Sugar Company Mohammed Almardi; Khartoum State and Kenana Sugar Company confirmed that they have formed a strategic partnership. Their new partnership also included a plan to grow sunflower crop by Kayas Company, one of Kenana's companies, in an area totaling 10 thousand acres to be allocated and irrigated by the state of Khartoum.
This comes within the state's efforts to bridge the gap in oil seeds. The governor of Khartoum has asked Kenana Sugar Company to provide its nutritional products such as sugar and dairy products in the charitable markets established by the state to alleviate the pressure of the recent economic procedures. In the meantime the governor of Khartoum directed the concerned authorities to open the charitable markets everyday to the public of the state so that they can buy the important commodities at production cost.
The governor commended the pioneering role always played by Kenana Sugar Company in supporting the state's development projects.
The governor assigned the responsibility of following up on the implementation of the partnership with Kenana to the minister of agriculture of Khartoum state, explaining that the smart partnerships of Kenana with the state of Khartoum will support the economy of the state.
By Najat Ahmed, 02/07/2012