New Al Sailiya central market opens with latest facilities

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DOHA: Hassad Food subsidiary - Aswaq has announced the commencement of its operations in the new Al Sailiya Central Market, Sunday.
Spread across 78,000sqm, the new central market has all the advanced facilities meeting international standards for producers, traders and buyers. 
It has an exclusive area with 52 shops for traditional goods and includes 102 shops in the retail section while 50 shops are functional in the wholesale market.
An auction hall of over 8,000sqm is a special feature of the new market which is divided into several connected and air-conditioned sections to serve the fruit and vegetable trade.
The Al Sailiya new central market is located around 25 minutes away from the heart of Doha.
Aswaq has put together a well-established operations module for the auction hall to ensure a smooth and efficient working and imported products will be auctioned in the hall from where traders can buy them and sell in the market.
In order to ensure proper preservation of vegetables and fruits, the market has 9 cooled storage areas occupying 2,600sqm and the coolers, equipped with modern facilities, will help both importers and traders, store their goods, according to local reports.
Trucks bringing goods are registered in the designated parking and the data is crosschecked at the market entry point. Subsequently, the products are placed in the auction hall. Upon completion of the auction, the products are loaded either out of the market, to the wholesale market or to the cold storages.
Aswaq for Food Facilities Management is managing the new Al Sailiya central market under the supervision and guidance of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI).