The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture is following the final stages of establishing, equipping and operating the largest and most modern veterinary hospital in the world, in the Qassim region, which will witness the opening of the Salam Veterinary Hospital for Camels.
The project, whose cost was estimated at more than 100 million riyals, aims to enable the private sector to provide veterinary services to camel breeders, and to sustain and develop the camel sector.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”, the ministry undersecretary for Animal Resources, Dr. Hamad Al-Batshan, briefed on the progress of work in the hospital project of “Salam Veterinary Group”, and the group’s plan to expand the construction of another hospital.
He also discussed with the officials in charge of the project, the Ministry’s support in this expansion for the benefit of camel breeders, as this project is an extension of the Ministry’s efforts to raise efficiency and improve veterinary services.
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture stated that this project “will contribute to enabling the private sector to provide possible facilities in the field, to play its hoped-for role in protecting and developing livestock in the Kingdom, and to support the Ministry’s initiatives to control and control animal diseases.”
The project will also facilitate camel breeders’ access to veterinary services inside Saudi Arabia, which will contribute to the sustainability of the camel sector and its development to distinct levels.