PM visits Sahab’s grain silos, checks on strategic food stockpile

Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, on Monday visited grain silos in the Sahab area, southern Amman, to check on Jordan’s strategic food stockpile.

Accompanied by Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Tariq Hammouri, Razzaz said Jordan’s strategic food stockpile is sufficient and reassuring, and there is no need for concern.

He pointed out that the government is committed to securing citizens needs for basic commodities in all circumstances, especially at these times due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Razzaz noted that the commercial freight movement of goods and food continues between Jordan and most countries through various border crossings.

For his part, Hammouri confirmed that the volume of Jordan’s strategic stockpile is reassuring, safe and sufficient for many months.

Razzaz toured the silos facilities and was briefed by concerned officials on the area’s new expansion, which has a capacity of 120,000 tons, and contains 24 silos, with a total capacity of 250,000 tons of wheat.

They emphasized that there are sufficient quantities of barley and wheat distributed throughout all the silos of the Kingdom, explaining that the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply manages these quantities in a strategic manner in the three regions of the Kingdom.

Concluding the visit, the Prime Minister lauded efforts of workers in the grain silos in the Sahab area, and their great role in maintaining the food stocks for the citizens.

Source: Jordan News Agency