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Qatari businessman to airlift 4,000 dairy cows into country

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When the going gets tough in Qatar, the tough take matters into their own hands or should we say …  to the sky. Through 60 flights, a Qatari businessman plans to airlift 4,000 dairy cows to the isolated Middle Eastern country.

Moutaz Al Khayyat, chairman of Power International Holding told Bloomberg Monday: “This is the time to work for Qatar.”

Khayyat purchased all of the cows from the U.S. and Australia in an effort to meet the demand for fresh milk and dairy around Qatar’s capital, Doha.

The small Gulf state faced a socioeconomic crisis early in June after Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates blockaded the country — accusing Qatar of supporting Islamist terrorist groups.

A huge import country, especially for perishable good, Qatar imports mainly from the U.S. and Germany but also from Saudi Arabia, including dairy.

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