UAE dairy company Al Rawabi has announced that it plans to establish a $177 million dairy production facility in Kizad, Abu Dhabi.
Kizad is part of AD Ports Group’s Economic Cities & Free Zones (EC&FZ) cluster, located near Khalifa Port. The new Al Rawabi facility will initially be developed over two square kilometres, with an additional three square kilometres planned for the future.
The dairy farm will be home to 10,000 cows and will include milk parlours, a dairy plant and a mechanic and maintenance workshop.
Abdullah Al Hameli, head of EC&FZ, said: “Al Rawabi’s confidence in Kizad is a testament to AD Ports Group’s commitment to driving the UAE’s National Food Security Strategy through the supply of high-quality dairy and food products, while also contributing to the growth of the nation’s industrial sector”.
He continued: “In addition to supporting the advancement of local farms and creating job opportunities in the local farming sector, our agreement presents a positive boost for regional consumers by offering easier access to fresh produce”.
The facility will employ over 200 people.
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