Oman is currently designing an online platform for sales and purchase of fruits and vegetables from the market, reported Times of Oman.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is working with Muscat Municipality and Oman Technology Fund (OTF) on designing a system to make available online the sale and purchase of fruits and vegetables from the Central Vegetables and Fruits Market (CVFM). This step comes within the precautionary measures of the Supreme Committee tasked with the mechanism to tackle the spread of COVID 19, by preventing gatherings at public places.
A joint meeting comprising the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Muscat Municipality, the Public Authority for Consumer Protection and the Directorate General of Customs at Royal Oman Police was held yesterday with the companies operating in the field of import at the Central Vegetables and Fruits Market (CVFM), Al Mawaleh.
The meeting discussed the regulatory measures for the operation of the Central Vegetables and Fruits Market aimed to limit the impact of COVID 19 and to ensure a smooth operation of the CVFM amidst the current situation.