Poultry sector representative William Boutros said local demand has increased by 300% since Friday. In question, faced with the crisis and the imminent end of subsidies, some could be brought to stock this meat.
Thus, 325,000 chickens were distributed against 275,000 usually this week, or all the chickens produced while the total production capacity would reach 100 million birds annually. The manager thus tries to reassure local consumers, indicating that this production is sufficient to meet the needs of the population.
William Boutros called on local officials to reassure the population in order to regularize this market, also warning against the end of the subsidies granted by the Bank of Lebanon, which will not cause a rise in prices. These subsidies are currently only estimated at 120 million dollars per year, a sum according to him insignificant.