A total of 105 investors and two companies were selected through an open raffle draw conducted yesterday at Ritz-Carlton Hotel for hiring fish and vegetable stalls in the Umm Salal Central market, which is being developed.
The winning entries were selected from 251 applicants. The draw was organised by the Permanent Committee for the Management of Central Markets at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) to allocate fish stalls and other outlets in Um Salal central market.
There is a plan for opening three new markets for selling meats, fish, vegetable and fruits and these include Al Wakra, Al Sailiya markets which will open during this year, said Abdullah Al Kawari, Vice Chairman of the committee on the sidelines of the event. Around 69 fish vendors will be transferred directly to the new market in Umm Salal, Al Kawari added.
Some 251 shortlisted applicants were invited by the committee to attend the raffle draw.
Umm Salal tenants need to deposit QR40,000
Leasing of the fish stalls will be for a two year period, which is renewable for a similar period in accordance with the conditions and provisions, the committee said.
The committee earlier explained that tenants who win the investment opportunity and lease shops allocated for selling vegetable, fruits, dairy, meat and fish need to deposit QR40,000 which is not refundable, as the tenants will receive the shops fully furnished, informed the concerned officials.
The committee said that tenants need to start operating the shops within a month after they receive them and provide quality products to customers.
The Umm Salal Central Market, which is scheduled to open by the end of the first quarter this year, includes a fish and seafood restaurant, a cafeteria, a bakery, and six vegetables/fruits shops, among other facilities.
source : The Peninsula Qatar