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Workshop Elaborates on Programme about AI Future, its Impact on Society

Workshop Elaborates on Programme about AI Future, its Impact on SocietySalalah, 5 Sep (ONA) --- The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology today held a workshop on the programme titled “Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its Impact on Our Society”.The workshop was organized in conjunction with the Office of the Governor of Dhofar at the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment in Salalah.The programme aims at exploring the developments of AI, the challenges and opportunities it can provide to society and the economy, society’s ...

Second International Forum on Frankincense Opens in Salalah

Second International Forum on Frankincense Opens in Salalah Salalah, 3 Sep (ONA) --- Activities of the 2nd International Forum on Frankincense “Luban” was opened in Salalah today under the slogan “In order to advance the development of phytotherapy”. As many as 45 researchers and academics in botany from the Sultanate of Oman and abroad took part in the forum. Hosted by Dhofar University, the forum was opened under the patronage of Dr. Saud Hamoud Al Habsi, Minister of Agricultural, Fisheries and Water Resources. The forum aims to underline the importance of ...

‘Dhofar Gateway’ Forum Explores Economic Diversification, Sustainable Growth

‘Dhofar Gateway’ Forum Explores Economic Diversification, Sustainable Growth Salalah, 29 Aug (ONA) --- Dhofar Forum 2023, titled "Dhofar Gateway to a Brighter Future," discussed efforts made to support economic diversification, comprehensive development and sustainable growth in the governorate. The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar. The forum saw the participation of representatives of 150 establishments, including government institutions and units, public firms, small and medium enterprises and other ...

Partners of Social Responsibility, Sustainability Hold Forum in Salalah

Partners of Social Responsibility, Sustainability Hold Forum in Salalah Salalah, 28 Aug (ONA) --- Activities of the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Partners Forum 2023 kicked off today in Salalah. Titled "Principles of the UN Global Accord: Responsibility and Sustainable Development”, the two-day forum is organized by Al Roya newspaper and the Regional Network for Social Responsibility. The event was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar. It was attended by experts, specialists and representatives of UN offices in the Middle ...

Omani Financial Manager Programme Launched at OCCI Branch in Dhofar

Omani Financial Manager Programme Launched at OCCI Branch in DhofarSalalah, 24 Aug (ONA) ---- The branch of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) in Dhofar today launched the Omani Financial Manager Programme.The programme is organized in cooperation with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and will continue till 14 October 2023.The event was held under the auspices of Mahad Said Ba'Owain, Minister of Labour. It was attended by Faisal Abdullah Al Rawas, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), and a number of ...

Second Line Leaders’ 2nd Forum Concludes

Second Line Leaders’ 2nd Forum Concludes Salalah, 24 Aug (ONA) --- The Labour Ministry’s second forum for grooming second line leaders concluded in Salalah today. The two-day forum was attended by 88 participants from different managerial levels in executive, planning and human resources fields. The forum discussed various topics of relevance like understanding the leadership system, commissioning and delegation of duties, guidance, and integration between emotional intelligence and artificial intelligence. It also underlined the skills that a leader must possess to ...

Second Line Leaders’ 2nd Forum Kicks Off in Salalah

Second Line Leaders’ 2nd Forum Kicks Off in SalalahSalalah, 23 Aug (ONA) --- The Labour Ministry’s second forum for grooming second line leaders began in Salalah today.The two-day forum is attended by 88 participants, including directors’ general, strategic planning directors, chief executive officers and human resources managers.The forum discusses various topics of relevance like understanding the leadership system, commissioning and delegation of duties, guidance, and integration between emotional intelligence and artificial intelligence. It also underlines the skills that a ...

Youth, Sustainable Development Conference Kicks off in Salalah

Youth, Sustainable Development Conference Kicks off in Salalah Salalah, 23 Aug (ONA) --- The Youth and Sustainable Development Conference, organized by the Ministry of Labour, kicked off today under the slogan “Prospects and Challenges” in Salalah. The opening ceremony of the two-day event was held under the auspices of Sayyid Salim Musallam Al Busaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour for Human Resources Development. The forum discussed several topics in its first day, particularly the effects of narcotics on the capabilities of youth in sustainable ...

Arab Forum for Entrepreneurs Kicks off in Dhofar

Arab Forum for Entrepreneurs Kicks off in Dhofar Salalah, 23 Aug (ONA) ---- Deliberations of the 7th Arab Forum for Entrepreneurs began in the Governorate of Dhofar today under the patronage of Faisal Abdullah Al Rawas, Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI). The forum, themed “E-Commerce”, is organized by Oman Information Technology Society, in collaboration with Dhofar Municipality and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion. The two-day event discusses several topics, including means of promoting technical solutions in ...

Forum on Independent Water Regulation Kicks Off in Salalah

Forum on Independent Water Regulation Kicks Off in SalalahSalalah, 22 Aug (ONA) ---- Tasks of a two-day forum titled "Independent Regulation of Water", began in Salalah today.A number of specialists and experts in the fields of water regulation and sanitation participate in the forum, which is organized by the Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSR) in cooperation with the GCC Secretariat General.The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar.APSR Chairman Dr. Mansour Talib Al Hinai said in a speech that the forum is ...

Transport Ministry Inducts 210-km Harweeb-Al Mazunah-Miten Road Project

Transport Ministry Inducts 210-km Harweeb-Al Mazunah-Miten Road ProjectAl Mazunah, 22 Aug (ONA) --- As part of its 2023 plan, the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology today began to implement a 210-km road project linking Harweeb, Al Mazunah and Miten in the Governorate of Dhofar.The cross-section of the road consists of two traffic lanes, 3.5 metre each. The road is being constructed in accordance with global standards and traffic safety precautions. ---Ends/Bishara/AG ...

Activities of Startups Entrepreneurship Programme Kick Off in Salalah

Activities of Startups Entrepreneurship Programme Kick off in SalalahSalalah, 20 Aug (ONA) ---- Events of the Startups Entrepreneurship Programme kicked off at the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment in Salalah today.The three-day programme is organized by the Ministry of Education, represented by the Career Guidance and Student Counseling Centre, in cooperation with the Authority of Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ASMED).The programme seeks to develop innovative entrepreneurial ideas and skills of young people, targeting the age group from 15 to 17 ...

Forum on Omani-Chinese Historical Relations Kicks Off in Salalah

Forum on Omani-Chinese Historical Relations Kicks Off in SalalahSalalah, 17 Aug (ONA) ---- An Omani-Chinese Forum titled "Historical Relations and Promising Prospects" was opened in Salalah today.The forum was organized by three parties: Oman-China Friendship Association, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to the Sultanate of Oman and Alroya newspaper.The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of Sheikh Ghosn Hilal Al Alawi, Chairman of the State Audit Institution (SAI).The forum coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road initiative, as well as the 45th ...

Governors' Forum Kicks Off in Dhofar Governorate

Governors' Forum Kicks Off in Dhofar GovernorateSalalah, 16 Aug (ONA) ---- Sessions of the Governors' Forum, organized by the Office of the Governor of Dhofar, began here today under the slogan "Cooperation and Progress".The two-day forum figures among activities of Khareef Dhofar (monsoon) Season 2023. The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar.The forum’s programme includes a dialogue session to discuss mechanisms for enhancing investment, revenues and economic diversification in Oman’s governorates.The programme ...

Symposium on Omani Frankincense, Cultural Heritage Held in Salalah

Symposium on Omani Frankincense, Cultural Heritage Held in Salalah Salalah, 14 Aug (ONA)---A symposium on Omani frankincense and cultural heritage was held at the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment in Salalah. Titled "Frankincense and Cultural Heritage", the symposium was organized by a research team specialized in social life narratives of frankincense. Symposium on Omani Frankincense, Cultural Heritage Held in SalalahSalalah, 14 Aug (ONA) --- A symposium on Omani frankincense and cultural heritage was held at the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for ...

Hadatha Cybersecurity Forum Kicks Off in Salalah

Hadatha Cybersecurity Forum Kicks Off in SalalahSalalah, 13 Aug (ONA) --- The Wilayat of Salalah in the Dhofar Governorate today hosted “Hadatha” (Modernity) cybersecurity forum focusing on the extent to which cybersecurity influences economic diversification and the generation of investment opportunities.The opening ceremony of the two-day forum was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar.The forum was organized by the Arab Regional Centre for Cybersecurity of the International Telecommunication Union, in cooperation with the Middle ...

Sixth Advocacy Forum Kicks Off in Dhofar Governorate

Sixth Advocacy Forum Kicks Off in Dhofar GovernorateSalalah, 10 Aug (ONA) ---- The Sixth Lawyers Forum, titled "The Purpose of Pretrial Detention and Guarantees for Impounding an Accused", began today in the Wilayat of Salalah, Dhofar Governorate,The two-day forum was organized by the Omani Lawyers Association. The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar.The forum brings together lawyers from GCC states and other Arab countries.Two sessions were held at the opening of the event: The first session was titled "The purpose of ...

Forum on Institutional Work Environment Kicks off in Dhofar Governorate

Forum on Institutional Work Environment Kicks off in Dhofar GovernorateSalalah, 9 Aug (ONA) ---- A forum titled "Promoting the culture of an institutional work environment" kicked off today in the Wilayat of Salalah, Governorate of Dhofar.The two-day event is organized by the Omani Society for Human Resources Management in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour. The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar.Faisal Hamoud Al Siyabi, CEO of the Omani Society for Human Resources Management, said in a speech that the forum focuses ...

Workshop Held on Measuring Beneficiaries’ Satisfaction with Ejada System

Workshop Held on Measuring Beneficiaries’ Satisfaction with Ejada System Salalah, 8 Aug (ONA) ---- The Ministry of Labour, represented by the central team of Ejada system, organized here today a workshop titled “Measuring the satisfaction of service beneficiaries, following the implementation of Ejada System”. HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Dhofar Governor attended the workshop, which was held at the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment in Salalah and in cooperation with the office of the Governor of Dhofar. The workshop included an overview of ...

GCC Productivity Conference Links Mergers, Restructuring Operations to Oman Vision 2040 Goals

GCC Productivity Conference Links Mergers, Restructuring Operations to Oman Vision 2040 GoalsSalalah, 3 Aug (ONA) ---- The 11th GCC Conference for Developing the Productivity of Human Resources in Salalah recommended that mergers and restructuring operations take place in a strategic manner that underscores legal aspects, human resources, commercial and national goals of Oman Vision 2040.This was stressed in a statement issued at the conclusion of the two-day conference, organized by the Ministry of Labour in cooperation with Al Asayel Conferences Company in Salalah.The conference ...

Gulf Conference on Developing Human Resources Productivity Kicks Off in Salalah

GCC Conference on Developing Human Resources Productivity Kicks Off in Salalah Salalah, 2 Aug (ONA) ---- The 11th GCC Productivity Conference kicked off in Salalah today under the banner of “Integration and harmony at work as factors for increasing productivity”. The two-day conference is organized by the Ministry of Labour in cooperation with Al Asayel conferences company..The conference focuses on developing the productivity of human resources The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, who honoured the speakers ...

Forum on Endowments Investment and Promotion Begins in Salalah

Forum on Endowments Investment and Promotion Begins in Salalah Salalah, 1 Aug (ONA) --- Deliberations of Endowments Investment and Promotion Forum began in Salalah today under the theme “Endowment: Sustainability & Growth”. The opening of the two-day forum was held under the patronage of Dr. Mahad Said Ba'owain, Minister of Labour. The program of the first day included two presentations, as the first one highlighted the objectives and contents of the forum, while the second one discussed the endowments in the Sultanate of Oman. It also included four sessions on the ...

Third Arab Tourism-Heritage Forum Kicks Off in Dhofar Governorate

Third Arab Tourism-Heritage Forum Kicks Off in Dhofar Governorate Salalah, July 31 (ONA) ---- Activities of the 3rd Arab Forum for Tourism and Heritage opened here today under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar. The two-day event, organized by the Arab Union for Tourism Media, includes a discussion session titled "Cultural Tourism as a Tool for Social and Economic Development", workshops in the fields of tourism media and heritage and a tourism heritage exhibition. The opening ceremony included a visual display on the Dhofar Governorate, ...

Khareef Dhofar Book Fair Opens in Salalah

Khareef Dhofar Book Fair Opens in SalalahSalalah, 25 Jul (ONA) ---- Khareef Dhofar Book Fair was opened at Sultan Qaboos Youth Compound for Culture and Entertainment in Salalah today under the patronage of Dr. Ahmed Mohsen Al Ghassani, Chairman of Dhofar Municipality.The 10-day fair is organized by a number of private sector companies in cooperation with Dhofar Municipality.As many as 30 publishing houses and libraries inside and outside Oman are taking part in the fair.--- Ends/AH ...

GCC Municipal Week Symposium Begins in Salalah

GCC Municipal Week Symposium Begins in Salalah Salalah, 25 Jul (ONA) ---- Deliberations of the 1st GCC Municipal Week Symposium began in Salalah today under the patronage of Dr. Ahmed Mohsen Al Ghassani, Chairman of Dhofar Municipality. The three-day event is organized by the Ministry of Interior, in cooperation with the GCC Secretariat General. During the opening ceremony, two presentations were given on the economic and tourism potentials in the Dhofar Governorate, and the competition for development projects at the governorates’ level in the Sultanate of Oman. The ...

Energy and Minerals Forum in Dhofar Opens

Energy and Minerals Forum in Dhofar Opens Salalah, 23 Jul (ONA) ---- An increase of 11 percent was registered in the total revenues of the minerals sector during 2022 compared to 2021, according to the date of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. The total sales value of mineral ores (metallic and non-metallic) amounted to about RO 98 million and the total production of mineral ores (metallic and non-metallic) amounted to about 63 million tons. Meanwhile, the volume of sales of building materials in the local market amounted to about 16 million tons, which is fully ...

SQU Organizes Maiden Summer School Programme for Academic Staff

SQU Organizes Maiden Summer School Programme for Academic StaffSalalah, 16 Jul (ONA) --- The first summer school of its kind, in Oman, for higher education institutions’ academic staff was organized in Salalah by Sultan Qaboos University (SQU).Activities of the 5-day programme took the slogan: "Designing educational materials for a hybrid/blended learning style and a competency-based learning".The programme was held under the auspices of Dr. Ahmed Mohsin Al Ghassani, Chairman of Dhofar Municipality. It comprised workshops on flexible blended learning and learning based on ...

Taqah Castle Reopening Celebrated

Taqah Castle Reopening CelebratedTaqa, 12 Jul (ONA) ---- The Directorate General of Heritage and Tourism in Dhofar Governorate today marked the reopening of Taqah Castle after renovation. The reopening of the monument in the old quarters of the Wilayat of Taqah activates its role as a major tourist attraction in the Governorate of Dhofar. The castle consists of two floors: a ground floor that showcases old weapons stores, supplies and military rooms, and an upper floor that consists of three rooms, a hall and a residence for the Wali.The castle was built in the 19th ...

RO 10m Taqa Long Beach Project Agreement Inked

RO 10m Taqa Long Beach Project Agreement Inked Salalah, 10 Jul (ONA) --- An Agreement was inked today to implement Taqa Long Beach Project worth RO 10 million in the Wilayat of Taqa, Governorate of Dhofar. The project is set on an area of 33k square meters, while the construction area is 6,500 square meters. It consists of a complex comprising 7 floors that include 200 housing units, a sports club, a meeting room, a five-star restaurant and a number of commercial activities. —— Ends/AH ...

Dhofar Khareef to Showcase 65 Cultural, Sports, Youth Activities

Dhofar Khareef to Showcase 65 Cultural, Sports, Youth Activities Salalah, 3 Jul (ONA) --- The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth completed preparations to carry out the activities of the 2023 Dhofar Khareef (monsoon) season’s cultural and sports. Musa Abdullah Al Kasabi, Director General for Culture, Sports and Youth at Dhofar Governorate told Oman News Agency (ONA) that the event covers a total of 65 activities catering to all segments of society, including citizens, residents and tourists. --- Ends/AG/AB ...