Category: Special Reports

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Bringing home the world

Tourism is fast becoming  one of the main drivers of Oman’s economy and major initiatives are being taken to cope with much larger volumes of tourist traffic Oman has ambitious plans for developing tourism as a priority sector for diversifying the economy away from hydrocarbon resources. The National Strategy for Tourism 2040 aims to make […]

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Spurring growth

Integrated Tourism Complexes will be one among the major revenue drivers for the nation in future Oman’s real estate developers are paying special attention on state-of-the-art facilities in their projects, taking these projects on par with any property in the most developed cities. On the one side, the number of projects have increased tremendously, while […]

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Power shift

The Sultanate has taken a giant step into the future by tapping into the abundant sources of energy available from the sun and wind The power sector is gearing up to take a giant step forward, to meet energy needs of the country, with a larger footprint in solar and wind energy. By year 2024, […]

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A new dispensation

The opening of the Muscat University has infused the education sector with a fresh sense of direction and purpose The newly-formed private universities and higher education centres are expected to strengthen the quality of education in Oman. The government strategy is to enhance quality of education in line with international standards, which will help the […]

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Healthcare mantra

Once it is ready and operational, the new mega healthcare hub in Barka, will completely transform the face of healthcare in Oman   An important development in the healthcare sector in Oman now is the plan to build a state-of-the-art mega tertiary healthcare facility and medical education hub in Barka. The prestigious medical city – […]

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New growth strategies

A saturated market and the imminent entry of a third player in Telecommunications will certainly bring in more competition As the Omani telecom market has reached a saturation level, the majority state-owned Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) was looking for growth opportunities to diversify its revenue sources for several years. The company’s acquisition of 21.9 per […]

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Digital transformation

The broadband strategy is focusing on connecting virtually every building and village across the Sultanate to national broadband infrastructure by 2040 Oman is planning to take major steps to create smart cities by introducing information technology in every walk of life, which will help the urban population immensely. The country’s Information Technology Authority (ITA) is […]

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Retail frontier

The phenomenal growth of mega hypermarkets all across the Sultanate, has completely transformed the retail landscape and is all set to galvanise the jobs sector A massive surge in expansion and growth of shopping malls, hypermarkets and supermarkets is fast changing the dynamics of the retail sector across the Sultanate. This has consequently opened up in […]

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Focus on food sustainability

Food security is a matter of national concern and the government is going all out to ensure that all fronts are strengthened on a priority basis Strengthening the country’s food security has been a matter of great focus for Oman government in recent years. In a move to sustain the development of agricultural sector and […]

SME Oman
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Zubair SEC member launches hi-tech delivery truck

To ensure the business growth of her Al Rawaye Al Shamikha poultry farm, Zubair Small Enterprises Centre (Zubair SEC) member Aliya Abdullah al Nahbani has launched a hi-tech refrigerated delivery truck. Aliya Abdullah al Nahbani, the winner of Zubair SEC’s Direct Support Programme for the year 2016, is the founder of the thriving Al Rawaye […]