The President of the UOK, Prof. Dr. Akeel Abed Yaseen, announced the upcoming opening of a factory for the production of tomato paste, date syrup and jams at the UOK.
It came within the directives of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research to include the university in this area and stage of production.
Dr. Akeel also added that the factory consists of ten rows, and that it was purchased from the Ministry of Agriculture. Production will start next month and will firstly cover the production of Najaf province then expand to other provinces.
It is hoped that the production will directly start with Kufa Tomato Paste, Quince Jam and Date Syrup, all of which are produced with high quality specification and under the supervision of specialized scientific professionals, in addition to being subjected to the quality control standards. It is worth noting that the UOK has fields for the production of eggs and breeding cattle and fish at the Faculty of Agriculture.