Forty-four trucks arrived in Bahrain, contributing to a noticeable drop, between 50% to 70%, in the prices of vegetables. Hundreds of tonnes of fresh produce have arrived in Bahrain to bolster the local market and meet the demand for fruits and vegetables, it has emerged.
According to the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) food wealth committee chairman Khalid Al Amin, the import of around 1,400 tonnes of fresh produce will help lower the prices significantly. The consignments have arrived from Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, and Egypt.
“Forty-four trucks arrived in Bahrain, contributing to a noticeable drop, between 50 per cent to 70pc, in the prices of vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers and onions, among others,” Mr Al Amin told zawya.com yesterday.
Al Amin said 40 tonnes of bananas have arrived along with apples and vegetables.