Plans have been announced to build a modern abattoir outside Kirkuk City at a cost of $5 million (6 billion Iraqi dinars), according to AKnews.
Falah al-Bazzaz, Chairman of Kirkuk Investment Commission, said the project is the first of its kind and will be built on a site of 40 acres. The development will also include a livestock market with capacity for 150 cows and 300 sheep.
A Turkish company, named in the report as "Jameson", will develop the project with the help of two Iraqi companies, Durrat al-Faisial and Sama al-Biet al-Saeid.
Director of the Municipality of Kirkuk, Abdul Karim Hassan, commented:
"The project is very important because it will contribute in the treatment of environmental pollution and put an end to the slaughter and breeding of sheep in residential neighborhoods."