The Misrata ‘‘Ramadan Bounties’’ dates, honey, olive oil and food industries exhibition opened yesterday until 6 March, in the presence of members of the municipal council, the undersecretary of the municipal office, the chairman of the board of directors of the Misrata Free Zone, and a number of municipal officials.
In an exclusive interview with the Libya Herald, Mahmoud Al-Sugutri, Mayor of Misrata Municipality, said that they are keen in the city to support such exhibitions and economic activities, especially those related to local products such as dates, olive oil, honey, and a number of products that are related to people’s meals during the fasting holy month of Ramadan.
Al-Sugutri pointed out that there is a great diversity in the types of dates displayed in the exhibition, especially from the areas of the oases and Al-Jaffra in the south of the country, as well as types of dates that only grow on the coastal strip in Misrata and Zliten, all of which have good taste and are characterized by high quality.
In addition, there are good quantities and varieties of olive oil from Misrata farms produced this year compared to previous years, which caused a decline in its prices, which rose during the past years.
Al-Sugutri emphasized the important role of the exhibition in presenting these important products to consumers during the month of Ramadan, so that they are aware of their types and prices, while providing a direct opportunity to purchase from exhibitors at reduced prices.
Al-Sugutri noted the efforts of Misrata Municipality to support all economic activities in the city, including a family shopping festival during the month of Ramadan.