Category: Infrastructure

Bright prospects

Vijaya Kumar, CEO of KR Infrastructure Group exudes confidence that the slight increase in oil prices, planned investments in Duqm and commissioning of the new airport will provide a fillip to the economy What in your opinion will be the big trends of 2018 in Oman and globally? The macroeconomic situation seems to be getting […]

Omran launches first hotel in Madinat Al Irfan

Omran, Oman’s tourism development company, has launched the first hotel within the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) precinct. The highly anticipated Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC has opened its doors, providing luxurious, convenient accommodation for business and leisure travellers, and boosting the MICE sector in the Sultanate. Situated in Madinat Al Irfan, the new urban […]

Saham-Suhar section of Batinah road opens

A 27-km Saham-Suhar road, part of the Al Batinah Expressway, was opened to traffic on Wednesday. The opened section is part of the 50-km fourth package of the road. The opening ceremony was attended by Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, Shaikh Saif bin Muhanna al Lamki, Governor of North Al […]

PDO-backed drilling equipment factory opens in Nizwa

A new PDO-backed factory which will manufacture key well equipment for the oil and gas industry has been officially opened in Nizwa. The Omani company Gulf Energy established the Fishing & Remedial Experts Enterprise (FREE) facility which is set to create up to 70 jobs for nationals. PDO has signed a 10-year contract with FREE […]

Sohar port breaks container volume record

Despite on-going issues in the maritime industry and the continued lull in global oil prices, container volumes at Sohar port in the second quarter of 2017 grew by 11 per cent from the same quarter last year, as Sohar emerges as one of the region’s prime logistical hubs. Dry bulk cargo also grew significantly at […]

Omran to complete phase 2 of OCEC by June 2018

      The fully integrated Oman Exhibition & Convention Centre (OCEC) precinct takes strides towards completion as this major project  already achieved the completion of Phase 1 – the Exhibition Center while Phase 2 – the Convention Center completion delivery is at advance stage with all the structural, civil and MEP works nearing completion […]

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Dubai design district introduces 21 smart initiatives

In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, to evolve Dubai as the world’s Smartest City by 2017, Dubai Design District (d3), a member of Tecom Group, has introduced 21 smart initiatives to develop an innovative business community and contribute to the realisation of the emirate’s economic aspirations.

Leading from the front

Takaful Oman, the first Islamic insurance company in Oman, has shown impressive growth since it commenced operations two years ago. Sayyida Rawan Ahmed Al Said, Vice Chairman and CEO shares her thoughts on the company’s achievements and the industry. A report by Mayank Singh and A Harikumar.