Vegetable prices drop 30pc in Bahrain
Manama, December 20, 2011
Vegetable and fruit prices in Bahrain have decreased up to 30 per cent as a result of improving weather conditions in exporting countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon, according to a leading trader.
Ridha Al Bustani, who was accompanying Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Hassan Fakhro during his inspection of Manama Central Market, also cited Turkey which supplies Bahrain markets with large quantities of fruit and vegetables.
Dr Fakhro visited the Manama outlet of Ramez and was briefed on promotions marking National Day festivities.
He was welcomed by businessman and investor Ramez Al Awadhi, who stressed the importance of the minister's follow-up of market trends to keep up to date with developments and achieve price stability to ensure availability of sufficient supplies of goods for customers.
He also pointed out the important role of ministerial committees in removing all obstacles which may hinder the local market movement.
The minister then visited Manama red meat market, accompanied by trader Ibrahim Suleiman, who updated him on the distribution of required quantities.
Butchers expressed their satisfaction at the work done by the Bahrain Livestocks Company. They also lauded the minister's directives to provide supplies that meet demand, particularly on special occasions and events such as Ashoora.
Dr Fakhro also visited City Centre and Carrefour Hypermarket and was welcomed by marketing director Joe Yunus, who updated him on growing business activity and promotions which are attracting customers.
Al Seef director general Robert Edison also briefed Dr Fakhro on huge rush, at different facilities of the shopping mall, particularly restaurants and cinemas. He reported high rates of occupancy during weekends, specially the festivities marking the National Day.
He also pointed out growing numbers of customers coming from the GCC, particularly families which make use of entertainment facilities and top brands under one roof. – TradeArabia News Service