Qatari businessman flies 4,000 cows to Qatar to fill up milk shortages

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A businessman from Qatar has flown 4,000 cows to the country to fill up the void left by a collapse in the supply of fresh milk.

Moutaz al-Khayyat, chairman of Power International Holding, bought the cows in Australia and the US. It is learnt that as much as 60 Qatar Airways flights would be required. 


It may be mentioned that the blockade that started on June 5 has forced Qatar to open new trade routes to import food, building materials and equipment for its industry. 

To meet the shortages, Turkish dairy goods have been flown in, and Iranian fruits and vegetables have also arrived. 

Moreover, government has also launched a campaign to buy home-grown produce. Signs with colours of the Qatari flag have been placed next to dairy products in stores. 

The Gulf Times reports Umm Issa, a government employee, who noted that it is a message of defiance, that Qatar “don’t need others.”

He felt that the Qatari government has made sure people have no shortages.

As a matter of fact, Al-Khayyat, whose main business is a construction firm, had been expanding the company's agricultural business at a farm 50km north of Doha.