Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources has announced subsidy plans to support poultry projects in Kurdistan Region, a Ministry source said. Azad Khoshnaw, who is the Media Secretary of Directorate of Animal resources and Veterinary in the Ministry, said a package of IQD3 billion (about US$2.5 million) was allocated in subsidies to poultry projects in the region in an attempt to encourage a local increase of poultry products.
"Kurdistan Region has 983 animal meat projects, 28 egg hatcheries, 8 poultry slaughterhouses, in addition to 13 projects that provide eggs for the hatcheries." said Khoshnaw, which can help in providing support to the poetry projects.
There is a huge demand on poultry projects in the Kurdish region, especially for eggs. Many investors have filed bids with the Ministry showing willingness to open new projects for egg production, according to Khoshnaw.
"By the time all these projects reach their production level, the egg production will increase to 700 millions eggs per year – just enough for the local consumption. Kurdistan Region consumes 650 million eggs annually.