KRG set to open industrial dairy factory in Duhok

ERBIL, July 31 – The Kurdistan region’s first dairy factory is set to open with capacity to produce 120 tons of milk and other products per day, according to an announcement on Sunday by the regional government.

The government’s official media department issued a statement, which said:

“One of the strategic plans of the Cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government is to give more attention to the agricultural sector and enhance it. To achieve this goal, work has been facilitated for projects, including the dairy farming and production in Duhok governorate’s Simil district, which covers an area of 1,000 acres and is set to open by the end of the current year.

Project director, Raqeeb Abu Bakr, informed the KRG’s official website that the project cost $60 million and will include 2,000 to 3,000 dairy cows, capable of producing 120 tons of milk daily. The factory will be able to produce various dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, fruit-flavored milk, and others. This will be the first factory of its kind producing these dairy products in Kurdistan and Iraq.

The project is currently 80% complete and is expected to be fully operational by the end of this year. It will be the largest dairy production project in Kurdistan and Iraq.

The 9th government of the Kurdistan Regional Government has facilitated the implementation of this project by providing necessary resources such as land, electricity, water, and others.”