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November 19, 2019

Muscat: To celebrate the Sultanate’s 49th National Day and disseminate awareness on the Omani products among consumers, the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates – Madayn opened Omani Products’ Exhibition at Carrefour Hypermarket in Muscat City Centre, Mawaleh.

The inaugural event was held under the auspices of Ayman bin Abdullah Al Hasani, Chairman of Omani Products Exhibitions (OPEX) Organising Committee, and vice-chairman of Madayn board of directors.

Hamood bin Abdullah"...

November 18, 2019

SalamAir is close to placing an order for two Airbus SE A321neo jets as it pushes ahead with expansion plans, according to people familiar with the matter.

The deal for the long-range A321LR planes, worth more than US$250mn at list prices, could be signed at the Dubai Airshow this week, said one of the people, who asked not to be named.

A spokesman for SalamAir, said that a"...

Children in blue take control of Muscat Airport
November 21, 2019

Muscat: The UNICEF Office in cooperation with Oman Airports Company (OAC) held a ceremony on the occasion of marking the International Children’s Day and the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The ceremony included 49 school students taking part in various tasks and duties at Muscat International Airport. The ceremony was attended by Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour al Hasani, Minister of Information, Lana Khalil al Wreikat, Representative of the Unicef in the Sultanate, and Sheikh Ayman bin Ahmed"...

Poster expo highlights ‘best of waste’ skills
November 21, 2019

SALALAH, NOV 20 – Students from schools, colleges and technical institutions came out with innovative ideas to protect the environment by making the best use of waste materials at the ‘Third Annual Environment Week Poster Presentation’ held at Dhofar University. There were 11 participants from different schools and colleges in which ‘out of the box’ thinking was apparent in the projects that mostly highlighted reducing carbon emission by reusing waste materials and limiting dependance on artificial"...

SEZAD marks 49th National Day with launch of road projects in Duqm
November 21, 2019

MUSCAT, NOV 20 – The Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD) celebrated the 49th National Day with the inauguration of a number of road and other infrastructure projects at the SEZ in the Wilayat of Duqm. It includes Road 1, which was opened to traffic, while Road 5, currently in its final stages, will launched in the coming days. Roads 1 and 5 are key projects in the SEZ, linking the Port of Duqm area with the Duqm Refinery and other strategic projects currently being implemented in the heavy and medium industrial"...

Sharakah signs pact with Oman Credit Bureau to serve SMEs
November 21, 2019

MUSCAT, NOV 20Sharakah, an agency dedicated to supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs), signed on Wednesday a Membership Agreement with the Oman Credit and Financial Information Centre (OCFIC). The agreement was signed by Said al Sahib, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fund for Development of Youth Projects SAOC (Sharakah) with Aadil Khalifa al Saadi, Managing Director of Oman Credit and Financial Information Centre. The agreement is part of OCFIC’s Phase 1 project, which is to establish a new Credit"...

Oman crude averages $64.3 per barrel in first half of 2019
November 21, 2019

MUSCAT, NOV 20 – Omani crude oil prices averaged $64.3 per barrel during the first half of 2019, which was higher by 0.6 per cent over the corresponding period of last year — an uptick that also boosted the contribution of the hydrocarbon sector to GDP, the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) stated in the latest monthly review of banking and economic developments for the month of September 2019. Daily crude production was up 0.2 per cent to 970.6 thousand barrels during this period, the apex bank stated. It noted that the"...

Oman Dry Port venture to give rise to ‘road trains’
November 21, 2019

MUSCAT, NOV 20 – Marafi, the wholly government owned provider of port operation and management services, says it envisions the potential for the deployment of ‘road trains’ — for the first time in Oman — linking the new Dry Port at Khazaen Economic City in South Al Batinah Governorate with the gateway Sohar Port in North Al Batinah Governorate. Road trains are primarily heavy trucks hauling two or more semi-trailers laden with shipping containers — a feature that contributes to greater efficiency"...

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