Dubai: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has increased the number of staff at plant and veterinary testing and quarantine facilities across the UAE to ensure safety standards, MOCCAE announced on Monday.
Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, MOCCAE Minister, also recently inspected the agricultural quarantine facility at the Dubai Flower Centre (DFC), strategically located at Dubai International Airport. The facility examines consignments of cut flowers, plants, foliage, fruit and vegetables coming through the centre.
Al Nuaimi said: “We are upgrading our plant and veterinary testing and quarantine facilities at entry points across the UAE to ensure compliance with the highest quality and safety standards, and allow only safe consignments to enter the country. MOCCAE has increased the number of staff at these facilities and equipped them with state-of-the-art testing technologies.”
The minister toured DFC’s laboratories and quarantine facilities to ensure their preparedness to receive and test shipments throughout the year, particularly during periods that see a surge in the number of consignments, such as ahead of Eid Al Adha and Expo 2020.