Souk Akkar is entrusted to organize all the operational aspects needed to ensure a well-organized and cost effective sustainable wholesale market for fruits and vegetables. Among these aspects are the following:

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Leasing wholesale shops

Souk Akkar is constructed with a quality infrastructure: 66 market outlets and a sorting & packaging area as per the below:

  • 63 Shops are leased  on a 3-year contract basis with the possibility of renewal
  • 2 adjacent shops are leased as a cafeteria/restaurant on a 3-year lease basis
  • 1 shop for the marketing of honey and homemade processed traditional products
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Operating Hours

  • 24/7
  • Major Holidays: Closed (one day only)
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Security and Traffic Control

The Market provides 24/24 hours of security, 7 days a week, and controls traffic during working hours.

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Utilities

  • Electricity and water supply are provided on a continuous basis.
  • In addition to the electric sub-station from the public grid, standby generators are available as backup and their maintenance is outsourced.
  • An alternative solar energy efficiency system is being installed to decrease fuel costs and reduce impact on the environment in cooperation with UNDP and the EU.
  • Water supply is provided from a deep tube well with necessary filtering and treatment.
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Cleaning and Hygiene Standards

  • Janitors work in two teams, over 8-hour shifts, to carry out the necessary cleaning activities throughout Market facilities.
  • A private company collects Souk Akkar waste on daily basis as feasible for operations.
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Parking

Specific parking areas are designated for Souk Akkar staff, tenants and their employees, farmers, buyers and visitors.

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Produce Pricing Policy

The pricing policy follows both the commission sales method and the private treaty method (mutual negotiation), as conducted by wholesalers, traders and farmers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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