Development of 7,500sqm Dubai coffee centre begins
DMCC Coffee Centre is being developed close to the Jebel Ali Port harbour, and is due for completion in 2018
Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC) revealed that it had started development works for a 7,500m2 facility in the city.
The DMCC Coffee Centre project is being developed close to the Jebel Ali Port harbour.
DMCC Coffee Centre, a temperature-controlled facility, will offer infrastructure and services for the storage, processing, warehousing, and delivery of coffee.
Commenting on the project, Ahmed bin Sulayem, executive chairman of DMCC, said: "There are few things more satisfactory than when a partnership of this scale with MCH and Yunnan State Farms comes to fruition, especially when it benefits our trading community here in Dubai.
"The Coffee Centre also marks an important milestone for DMCC and Dubai, as once it is ready in 2018, we will be the first in the UAE with the capacity to handle up to 20,000 tonnes of green coffee beans at a value of up to $100m (AED367.3m) annually".
A ceremony, attended by representatives from Chinese companies, Mega Capital Halal (MCH) and Yunnan State Farms Group, was held to mark the project's commencement.
Remarking on the project, Matthew Pang, director of MCH, said: "Dubai is a key international gateway for trade as it connects the producing countries with the consumer as seamlessly as possible.
"DMCC comes with a strong track-record in enabling this process from infrastructure-build through to trade facilitation, and our partnership will no doubt bring a much consumed commodity to Dubai and beyond," Pang added, according to WAM.