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Passengers through Salalah Airport Roughly Touch 464K During Khareef 2022

Passengers through Salalah Airport Roughly Touch 464K During Khareef 2022Salalah, 26 Sep (ONA) --- The number of passengers through Salalah Airport during the Khareef (monsoon season 2022) stood at 463,848 during the period between 21 June and 21 September 2022. The figuer constituted a rise by 46% compared to the same period in 2021.Salim Awadh Al Yafei, Executive Vice President of Salalah Airport told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the number of flights during the Khareef season reached 3,385 inbound and outbound flights, comprising an increase by 49% compared to the same period in ...

Dhofar Municipal Council Holds Meeting

Dhofar Municipal Council Holds Meeting Salalah, 25 Sep (ONA) --- The Municipal Council of the Governorate of Dhofar today discussed a spectrum of topics, namely the recommendation of conducting a case study on completing facilities of Salalah Airport and establishing a comprehensive maintenance workshop, as well as provision of supply services. The council also reviewed project status reports of the Ministry of Health on health centres and hospitals that are under construction in the governorate. The meeting was chaired by HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar ...

As Part of National Initiative, 70K Tress to be Planted in Dhofar

As Part of National Initiative, 70K Tress to be Planted in Dhofar Salalah, 14 Sep (ONA) --- The Environment Authority (EA) is pressing ahead with the 70,000 tree-planting project in different wilayats of the Governorate of Dhofar. The project comes within the framework of the national initiative to plant 10 millionwild trees. Eng. Mohammed Salim Al Hardan, Director General for Environment Conservation told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the project includes planting trees in government-owned and private sites. Al Hardan added that 9,278 trees have already been planted at ...

Heritage Ministry Organizes Host of Tourism Activities in Dhofar This Summer, Next Winter

Heritage Ministry Organizes Host of Tourism Activities in Dhofar This Summer, Next Winter   Salalah, 4 Sep (ONA) --- Tour of Salalah (cycling), Iron Man and Rub' Al Khali “Empty Quarter” figure high on the agenda of the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism for the Governorate of Dhofar towards the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023. The Ministry is bracing for the locally called “Sarb” season, which is the spring season that succeeds the monsoon locally known as “Khareef”. “Sarb” season begins in the last week of September and ...

Tender Board Secretary General Inspects Development Projects in Al Mazyona

Tender Board Secretary General Inspects Development Projects in Al MazyonaAl Mazyona, 1 Sep (ONA) --- Eng. Badr Salim Al Ma’amri, Secretary General of the Tender Board, today went on tour of the Wilayat of Al Mazyona in the Governorate of Dhofar to inspect development projects under construction there.The inspected projects include Al Mazyona Hospital, built to the tune of RO 15,359,970, among other projects. Al Ma’amri was accompanied during the field visit by Sheikh Bakhit Salim Al Ma’ashani, Wali of Al Mazyona, and some other officials. --- Ends/Anas/Bishara ...

GCC Economic Diversification Conference Held in Dhofar

GCC Economic Diversification Conference Held in DhofarSalalah, 30 Aug (ONA) --- GCC states’ economic diversification conference kicked off here today under the auspices of Qais Mohammed Al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion.The two-day conference is organized by Al Roya newspaper in cooperation with Smart Investment Gateway and the GCC regional programme at Konrad Adenauer firm.The conference explores future visions for economic diversification in GCC states and reviews efforts to attract local and foreign investments.The conference will study the ...

Working Women’s Second Arab Forum Stresses Digital Empowerment for Entrepreneurs

Working Women’s Second Arab Forum Stresses Digital Empowerment for EntrepreneursSalalah, 29 Aug (ONA) --- Digital empowerment of working women and female entrepreneurs took centre stage in recommendations issued at the conclusion, here today, of the Working Women’s Second Arab Forum.Organized by the Ministry of Labour in cooperation with the Arab Labour Organization (ALO), the forum was attended by 170 participants from Oman and abroad.The closing ceremony was held under the auspices of Labour Undersecretary Shaikh Nasr Amer Al Hosni.The recommendations laid emphasis on achieving ...

Working Women’s Second Arab Forum Kicks Off in Dhofar

Working Women’s Second Arab Forum Kicks off in DhofarSalalah, 28 Aug (ONA) --- Sessions of Working Women’s Second Arab Forum, organized by the Ministry of Labour in cooperation with the Arab Labour Organization (ALO), kicked off here today under the theme of “Businesswomen’s Future in Digital Economies”.The two-day forum was opened under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, and attended by Dr. Mahad Said Ba’owain, Minister of Labour, and Dr. Laila Ahmed Al Najjar, Minister of Social Development.Sheikh Nasr Al Hosni, Labour Undersecretary said ...

Arab Entrepreneurs Forum Kicks off in Salalah

Arab Entrepreneurs Forum Kicks off in Salalah Salalah, 25 Aug (ONA) --- The 6thArab Entrepreneurs Forum kicked off here todayunder the theme“Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. The forum, organized by Dhofar Municipality in cooperation with Modern Talent Company, was held on the sidelines of Khareef Dhofar 2022 activities. Eng. Ridha Juma Al Saleh, Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), gave a speech in which he affirmed that the OCCI supports and encourages entrepreneurship through several initiatives. It offers entrepreneurs consultancy and training ...

GCC Human Resources Productivity Conference Kicks off in Dhofar

GCC Human Resources Productivity Conference Kicks off in Dhofar Salalah, 24 Aug (ONA) --- The Ministry of Labour, in cooperation with Alassayel for Conferences, organized the 10th GCC conference on developing the productivity of human resources, which kicked off here today. The two-day conference, themed “Modern Approaches to Leadership”, focuses on the role of productivity in economic recovery. The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, who felicitated the participants in the conference. The conference, ...

Three CSR Agreements Inked in Dhofar

Three CSR Agreements Inked in DhofarSalalah, 24 Aug (ONA) --- Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has signed three agreements in the Governorate of Dhofar as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR).The agreements were inked with respective officials by Eng. Abdul Amir Abdul Hussain Al Ajmi, CEO for External Affairs and Added Value at PDO. The agreements covered the funding of a health walk in the Wilayat of Shaleem and Al Hallaniyat Islands, an ambulance for Al Mazyona Health Centre and some developmental works at Al Sabt Marketplace in the Wilayat of Al Mazyona. ...

PDO Organizes Dialogue on Tourism in Dhofar

PDO Organizes Dialogue on Tourism in DhofarSalalah, 23 Aug (ONA) --- Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has organized the second edition of a business dialogue titled “Tourism Opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in Dhofar”.The opening session was held under the auspices of Halima Rashid Al Zar’ee, Chairperson of the Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ASMED).The session discussed promising sectors available for SMEs in the Governorate of Dhofar, challenges and incentives aimed at empowering SMEs, entrepreneurs and investors. It covered ...

ASMED Holds Meeting with Entrepreneurs in Dhofar

ASMED Holds Meeting with Entrepreneurs in Dhofar Salalah, 18 Aug (ONA) --- The Authority of Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ASMED) organized a meeting today with entrepreneurs at the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment, the Governorate of Dhofar. The meeting was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, and attended by Haleema Rashid Al Zar’ee, Chairperson of ASMED, representatives of government and private establishments and entrepreneurs. Shaikh Mohammed Ahmed Al Ghassani, Director of ASMED Department in ...

Construction of RO 15m Al Mazyona Hospital Underway

Construction ofRO 15m Al Mazyona Hospital Underway Al Mazouna, 17 Aug (ONA) --- Construction is in full swing at the Wilayat of Al Mazyona’s hospital in the Governorate of Dhofar. The facility, being set up on an area of 90,000 sqm (building area 15,276 sqm), costs RO 15,359,970. Eng. Jamal Salim Al Shanfari, Director General of Projects and Engineering Affairs at the Ministry of Health, told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the hospital comprises general clinics, internal medical clinics, as well as dental, paediatric, surgery, ENT, ophthalmology and obstetric clinics. In ...

Grooming Leaders Seminar Held in Salalah

Grooming Leaders Seminar Held in Salalah Salalah, 17 Aug (ONA) --- A seminar themed “Grooming second line leaders in line with Oman Vision 2040” kicked off today and sees the participation of 130 persons. The two-day seminar is organized by the Ministry of Labour in cooperation with Fikr Media. The seminar aims to promote the professional performance of managers in various sectors. It also targets sharpening their skills and to equip them with necessary abilities to handle the necessities of future leadership. --- ...

Dhofar Sees First Transplant of Watchman Devices for Two Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Dhofar Sees First Transplant of Watchman Devices for Two Atrial Fibrillation PatientsSalalah, 16 Aug (ONA) --- A medical team at the Cardiac Centre in Salalah managed to transplant two Watchman devices for patients suffering recurrent thrombosis due to atrial fibrillation.Dr. Said Musallam Al Ma’ashani, Director of the Cardiology and Surgery Centre, said that the facility succeeded in this type of catheterization operations for the first time in the Governorate of Dhofar. Earlier, such cases were treated either abroad or at The Royal Hospital (Muscat).A Watchman device is planted in ...

CBO Launches “Tawasul” Initiative in Dhofar

CBO Launches “Tawasul” Initiative in DhofarSalalah, 16 Aug (ONA) --- The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) organized a ceremony at Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment here today to mark the start of a three-day awareness initiative codenamed “Tawasul” or “communication”.The ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, and attended by government officials and private sector representatives.Tahir Salim Al Amri, Executive President of CBO, gave a speech on the occasion indicating that the programme focuses on ...

GCC Youth Intellectual Seminar Kicks Off in Dhofar

GCC Youth Intellectual Seminar Kicks Off in Dhofar Salalah, 15 Aug (ONA) --- The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, is hosting an intellectual seminar for GCC youth. The 4-day event kicked off in the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment in Salalah, Governorate of Dhofar. The seminar aims to sharpen the skills of youth and rising their awareness on building nations. Several working papers were presented today on the psychological health of GCC youth, the GCC efforts in the health sector, the contribution of youth ...

Fish Output Value in Dhofar Stood at RO 36m in 2021

Fish Output Value in Dhofar Stood at RO 36m in 2021 Salalah, 14 Aug (ONA) --- The volume of fish production in the Governorate of Dhofar last year (2021) stood at 83,753 tons, valued at RO 36 million. Of this output, small pelagic fish comprised 52% and bottom fish 26%.Eng. Rashid Said Al Ghafri, Director General of Fisheries and Water Resources in Dhofar Governorate, told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources encourages the ideal exploitation of marine resources in the governorate to ensure their sustainability within the context of ...

Abalone Farming Project Kicks Off in Mirbat

Abalone Farming Project Kicks Off in MirbatMirbat, 11 Aug (ONA) --- The Wilayat of Mirbat, Dhofar Governorate, hosts a new fishery project to the tune of RO 10 million for breeding Omani abalone. The project, undertaken by Oman Aquaculture Company, has a production capacity of 600 tonnes per annum. The project’s opening ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, and attended by Dr. Saud Hamoud Al Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, Shaikh Mustahail Al Ma’ashani, Adviser at the Diwan of Royal Court, ...

GCC Sustainable Development Forum Begins

GCC Sustainable Development Forum Begins Salalah, 10 Aug (ONA) --- The Governorate of Dhofar acted host to the GCC Sustainable Development Forum, which kicked off here today under the theme of “One GCC Developmental Track”. Organized by Al Roya newspaper, the two-day forum seeks to ally efforts for a unified future vision and development indicators among GCC states. The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan bin Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, who felicitated those who contributed to the conference. The forum tasks cover two main themes: ...

Environment Authority Conducts Conservation Project for Endangered Myrrh Tree

Environment Authority Conducts Conservation Project for Endangered Myrrh TreeSalalah, 10 Aug (ONA) --- The Environment Authority, represented by the Environment Conservation Office in Dhofar Governorate, launched a project to collect preliminary data about the Myrrh tree, an endangered plant species.This species in Dhofar relates to the Arabian Myrrh tree, which assumes significance due to its natural, historical and economic values associated with frankincense over the ages.The two species have been included into the list of plants running the risk of extinction in a semi-desert ...

Salalah Grand Mall Opened

Salalah Grand Mall OpenedSalalah, 8 Aug (ONA) --- The business-cum-tourism style Salalah Grand Mall was opened today. The RO 35 million commercial complex will lend support to the retail sector and entertainment industry.Salalah Grand Mall has been developed through partnership between the Defence Ministry’s Pension Fund, a number of government investment funds and Al Madina Real Estate company. It has an overall area of 55,000 square metres and a construction area of 103,000 sqm. It comprises a hypermarket and outlets selling top local, regional and international ...

OQ Group Organizes Awareness Campaign on Gas Pipelines Safety

OQ Group Organizes Awareness Campaign on Gas Pipelines SafetySalalah, 7 Aug (ONA) --- OQ Group launched a public awareness campaign at Wadi Arbout in the Wilayat of Salalah on the safety of gas pipelines.The campaign highlights common risks associated with gas pipelines. It is aimed at ensuring the safety of the locatal population and tourists during the Khareef (monsoon) season in the Governorate of Dhofar.The campaign’s launch ceremony was held under the auspices of Dr. Ahmed Mohsen Al Ghassani, Head of Dhofar Municipality.OQ conducts such campaigns as part of its responsibility ...

Three Tenders Floated to Address Traffic Jams in Salalah

Three Tenders Floated to Address Traffic Jams in Salalah Salalah, 4 Aug (ONA) --- Acting in cooperation with the Secretariat General of the Tender Board, Dhofar Municipality has announced three tenders for development projects to expand carriageways that experience traffic jams in the Governorate of Dhofar. The first project, for the construction of Ittin roundabout tunnel, has been designed to deal with traffic congestions occurring in Ittin Road and 18 November Road. The second and third projects refer to the dualization of the Sultan Taimour Road and Al Farooq road. The ...

Governorates Marathon First Edition Unveiled

Governorates Marathon First Edition UnveiledSalalah, 3 Aug (ONA) --- The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth and Sabco Sports company have outlined the first edition of “Governorates Marathon”—which reflects the ministry’s keenness in encouraging the society to take up this sport and make it a ‘health and life style’.The details were made during a briefing held today at Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment. The briefing was attended by officials, media personnel and members of the public interested in the sector of sports and youth.The Governorates ...

Salalah Food Festival Kicks Off on 4 August 2022

Salalah Food Festival Kicks Off on 4 August 2022Salalah, 2 Aug (ONA) --- Salalah Food Festival, organized by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism at Hawana Salalah hotel will open on Thursday, 4 August 2022 and continue till 13 August.The opening ceremony will be held under the auspices of Dr. Ahmed Mohsin Al Ghassani, Chairman of Dhofar Municipality.The extravaganza will see the participation of 55 cooks, showcase a range of food products and comprise competitions and entertainment activities, including a drama, a song and music operetta and children’s games.The event seeks to ...

Labour Ministry Conducts “Tamkin-Sahim” Empowerment Programme in Dhofar

Labour Ministry Conducts “Tamkin-Sahim” Empowerment Programme in Dhofar Salalah, 1 Aug (ONA) --- A training programme (codenamed “Tamkin-Sahim”) for the empowerment of youth wishing to take up government jobs was conducted by the Ministry of Labour in the Governorate of Dhofar. The four-day course is the third leg of a training programme targeting 59 job candidates who passed interviews and tests from different governorates of the Sultanate of Oman. “Tamkin-Sahim” Empowerment Programme is undertaken by the Ministry of Labour, represented by the Training Support ...

Arab Conference on Sustainable Cities Concludes in Dhofar

Arab Conference on Sustainable Cities Concludes in DhofarSalalah, 28 Jul (ONA) --- Recommendations on the protection of the environment and natural resources, the development of sustainable cities and the encouragement of green energy initiatives were drafted by participants in the Arab Conference on Sustainable CitiesThe two-day event, which concluded here today, was organized by the Environment Authority in cooperation with Dhofar Municipality and the Arab Towns Organization.The conference laid emphasis on developing, compiling and analysing indicators linked to environmental ...

Seminar on Producing, Marketing Digital Content Concludes in Salalah

Seminar on Producing, Marketing Digital Content Concludes in Salalah Salalah, 28 Jul (ONA) --- A seminar on producing and marketing digital content in the field of securities, organized by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) concluded today. The 3-day event discussed a range of topics, namely managing social media accounts on different platforms and analysing the effectiveness of awareness messages. The seminar saw the participation of people interested in the field of media production about securities, as well as companies operating in the clearing and depository sphere. ...