Kahramaa completes electricity networks for livestock complexes
July 23 2018 12:24 AM
Abdulla Faraj Mubarak Nasrullah and Farhoud Hadi al-Hajri at the meeting yesterday with other officials. PICTURE: Shaji Kayamkulam

The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has completed the work of installing electricity networks to provide connections to six major livestock farm complexes spread across Qatar.
The six livestock complexes are in Al Khor, Abu Nakhla, Al Khrairb, Al Sheehaniya, Al Wakrah and
Al Simsimah. 
Now, the corporation has said it will start receiving applications from customers for connecting their areas in the farm complexes to the service networks from
August 8.
While informing this yesterday, officials of Kahramaa and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME)’s Animal Resources Department said the newly laid electricity networks will bring considerable improvement in the functioning of livestock complexes, where approximately 5,087
consumers stand to benefit.
Kahramaa’s assistant director for Customer Services, Abdulla Faraj Mubarak Nasrullah, said the electricity networks – completed at a cost of nearly QR250mn – would help owners of the plots reduce their operational costs once their plots are connected to the newly laid networks.
The connections involved the installation of primary and secondary stations to supply the complexes with the necessary electrical voltage, taking into account the
distribution of stations.
The Kahramaa official said the entire process of providing connection to the farm complexes would be completed within three months on receiving applications from
the customers.
Nasrullah said there would be an adjustment in the fees collected from customers, which were received earlier as ‘recreational fees’. Now, these would be treated as ‘commercial fees’.
The director of the MME’s Animal Resources Department, Farhoud Hadi al-Hajri, said the farms would play an important role in helping Qatar achieve its self-sufficiency and food security goals.
The official also informed that the number of livestock heads in the country is about 1.6mn, of which 350,000 are revenue-generating animals – with sheep accounting for two-thirds of these.
Further, al-Hajri said the ministry would play its monitoring role at the farms and also seek the further development of the livestock sector.

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