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Dhofar Municipality Showcases Activities of Khareef Season 2023

Dhofar Municipality Showcases Activities of Khareef Season 2023 Salalah, 21 Jun (ONA) --- Dhofar Municipality today reviewed details of the activities and events of Khareef (Monsoon Season 2023), which will begin on 15 July and continue till 31 August. The briefing took place during a press conference organized by Dhofar Municipality at Al Baleed Salalah Resort in the presence of Dr. Ahmed Mohsin Al Ghassani, Chairman of Dhofar Municipality, Head of the Main Committee for Events of Dhofar Khareef Season 2023. Al Ghassani said that the events of Khareef Dhofar 2023 are ...

Dhofar Braces for Khareef Season 2023

Dhofar Braces for Khareef Season 2023 Salalah, 7 Jun (ONA) --- A meeting was held at the office of the Governor of Dhofar today to assess the preparedness of government and private establishments for the Khareef (monsoon) season 2023. The readiness procedures were discussed during the meeting, wich was held here under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar. HH Sayyid Marwan expressed gratitude for the directives of His Majesty the Sultan to provide direct subsidies on fuel prices at Salalah Airport and equate fuel prices with counterparts at Muscat ...

Dhofar Municipality, Partners Discuss Khareef Season 2023

Dhofar Municipality, Partners Discuss Khareef Season 2023 Salalah, 31 May (ONA) ---- Dhofar Municipality today organized a forum with strategic partners to discuss the activities of the “Dhofar Khareef Season 2023”, as part of ongoing partnership between the municipality and private sector institutions. The forum was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan bin Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, who felicitated private sector institutions and strategic partners. The forum included a visual presentation on Dhofar seasons, as well as discussions dealing with developing ...

OETC Completes Strategic Grid Station Project in Dhofar

OETC Completes Strategic Grid Station Project in Dhofar Thumrait, 30 May (ONA) ---- Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) has announced the successful completion of a significant project in Saih Al Khairat in the Governorate of Dhofar: the 132/33kV grid station, situated approximately 80km from Thamrait. The project includes the installation of 6 bays of 132kV GIS, 2 125MVA Transformers, 4 bays of 33kV GIS switchgear, as well as telecom and security infrastructure. Additionally, a 91km overhead transmission line has been constructed, connecting the Thumrait grid ...

Dhofar Municipal Council Holds Meeting

Dhofar Municipal Council Holds Meeting Salalah, 29 May (ONA) --- The Municipal Council of the Governorate of Dohfar held today its 5th regular meeting for 2023 under the chairmanship of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, Chairman of the Council. The meeting discussed a spectrum of topics, including usufruct agreements, investment and municipal projects and humanization of cities, among other topics. The meeting discussed several proposals and approved the minutes of the council’s 4th meeting for 2023. It also reviewed procedures undertaken to implement ...

Agreement Signed to Establish Emergency Unit, Provide Dialysis Services at Mirbat Hospital

Agreement Signed to Establish Emergency Unit, Provide Dialysis Services at Mirbat HospitalMirbat, 25 May (ONA) --- The Ministry of Health today signed an agreement to finance the establishment of an accident and emergency unit and provide dialysis services at Mirbat Hospital at Alila Hinu Bay, in the Wilayat of Mirbat in the Dhofar Governorate.The project cost of RO 410,000 and it will cover an area of 600 square metres.The agreement was signed by Dr. Fatma Mohammed Al Ajmi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for Administrative, Financial Affairs and Planning, and Hamdan ...

Thirty Usufructs in Agricultural Field Inked in Dhofar

Thirty Usufructs in Agricultural Field Inked in Dhofar Salalah, 11 May (ONA) --- The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning today signed 30 usufruct agreements in the agricultural field at the Governorate of Dhofar, to the tune of RO 1.05 million. The projects will be set up on an area of 1.260 million square meters. The usufruct agreements were signed by Eng. Hamad Ali Al Nazwani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning for Housing. It is worth mentioning that the number of usufruct agreements signed in 2022 stands at 500, covering the sectors of ...

Cruise Ship Anchors in Salalah Port

Cruise Ship Anchors in Salalah Port Salalah, 9 May (ONA) --- Salalah Port today received a cruise ship with 1,377 passengers on its board, including 918 tourists. The cruise ship has a tourist programme to visit many ports around the world. The tourist programme of the ship, which came from Port Sultan Qaboos in the Governorate of Muscat and heads to the Port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, included tours to tourist attractions and archaeological sites renowned in the Governorate of Dhofar, besides visiting beaches and traditional bazaars in the Wilayat of Salalah. The Sultanate ...

Salalah Port Receives a Cruise Ship

Salalah Port Receives a Cruise Ship Salalah, 7 May (ONA) --- Salalah Port today received a cruise ship with 746 passengers on its board, including 439 tourists. The cruise ship has a tourist programme to visit many ports around the world. The tourist programme of the ship, which came from Port Sultan Qaboos in the Governorate of Muscat and heads to the Port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, included tours to tourist attractions and archaeological sites renowned in the Governorate of Dhofar, besides visiting beaches and traditional bazaars in the Wilayat of Salalah. The Sultanate ...

Tourism Projects Worth RO 3 Million Implemented in Dhofar

Tourism Projects Worth RO 3 Million Implemented in Dhofar Salalah, 2 May (ONA) ---- The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism has completed the implementation of 3 tourism projects in the Governorate of Dhofar in partnership with the Dhofar Municipality and Omran Company, with a total investment cost exceeding RO (3) million. The implemented projects include the development of Al-Mughassil Beach waterfront, Hamrir View, Wadi Darbat, and Ain Jerziz, to strengthen the components of the governorate of Dhofar in order to be a sustainable tourism destination throughout the year. ...

Dhofar Municipal Council Holds Meeting

Dhofar Municipal Council Holds Meeting Salalah, 30 Apr (ONA) --- The Municipal Council of the Governorate of Dhofar today held a meeting under the chairmanship of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, Chairman of the Council. The meeting covered several topics, namely the developments of implementing the Social Work Strategy (2021-2030) and enhancing municipal services and action in various fields, among other topics. --- Ends/AG ...

Cruise Ship Anchors in Salalah Port

Cruise Ship Anchors in Salalah Port Salalah, 9 Apr (ONA) --- Salalah Port today received a cruise ship with 945 passengers on its board, including 514 tourists. The cruise ship has a tourist programme to visit many ports around the world. The tourist programme of the ship, which came from Khor Fakkan, UAE and will head to Port Safaga in Egypt, included tours to tourist attractions and archaeological sites renowned in the Governorate of Dhofar, besides visiting beaches and traditional bazaars in the Wilayat of Salalah. The Sultanate of Oman annually witnesses visits of many ...

Cruise Ship Anchors in Salalah Port

Cruise Ship Anchors in Salalah PortSalalah, 6 Apr (ONA) —- Salalah Port today received a cruise ship with 2613 passengers on its board including 1623 tourists. The cruise ship has a tourist programme to visit many ports around the world.The tourist programme of the ship, which came from Dubai, UAE and will head to Aqaba Port in Jordan, included tours to tourist attractions and archeological sites renowned in the Governorate of Dhofar, besides visiting beaches and traditional bazaars in the Wilayat of Salalah.The Sultanate of Oman annually witnesses visits of many cruise ships, thanks to its ...

Gulf Traffic Week Opens in Dhofar

Gulf Traffic Week Opens in Dhofar Salalah, 5 Mar (ONA) --- Dhofar Governorate Police Command inaugurated at the commercial complex "Salalah Gardens Mall" today activities of the Gulf Traffic Week under the slogan. The inauguration ceremony was held under the patronage of Dr. Bukhait Ahmed Al Mahri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for Higher Education, in the presence of Brigadier General Salim Mohammed Al Ghaithi, Police Commander in Dhofar Governorate, and officials. The Gulf Traffic Week aims to spread awareness on the importance ...

Forum on Partnership Between Rural Women, ODB Kicks off in Dhofar

Forum on Partnership Between Rural Women, ODB Kicks off in DhofarSalalah, 27 Feb (ONA) --- The Ministry of Agriculture, Fishers and Water Resources, in cooperation with Oman Development Bank (ODB), organized a forum on the partnership between rural women and ODB in Dhofar. The event, held at Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment, aims to empower the projects of rural women and to promote their products. An exhibition was held on the sidelines of the forum, which displayed a number of projects of rural women, in addition to several traditional products. ...

MoL Conducts Personal Interviews for Omani Jobseekers in Dhofar

MoL Conducts Personal Interviews for Omani Jobseekers in DhofarSalalah, 26 Feb (ONA) --- The Directorate General of Labour in the Governorate of Dhofar today conducted personal interviews to fill a number of jobs in the governorate, as part of the efforts undertaken by the Ministry of Labour (MoL) to employ Omani youth in the public and private sectors.These five-day interviews come to consolidate the principle of decentralization and open the door for qualified national cadres to contribute to the development of the governorates through employment in the public and private sectors.A ...

International Green Energy Conference 2023 Kicks Off in Dhofar

International Green Energy Conference 2023 Kicks Off in Dhofar Salalah, 15 Feb (ONA)—The International Conference on Green Energy 2023 kicked off at the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Recreation today. A number of academicians from the Sultanate of Oman and abroad are taking part in the two-day conference. The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, in the presence of Dr. Said Hamad Al-Rubi’ee, Chairman of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences, government officials and private sector ...

Dhofar Municipal Council Discusses Methods of Ramping up Services in the Governorate

Dhofar Municipal Council Discusses Methods of Ramping up Services in the Governorate Salalah, 31 Jan (OAN) --- The Municipal Council of Dhofar Governorate held a meeting today under the chairmanship of Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, Chairman of the council. The meeting discussed developing municipal and tourism services and establishing road projects in the governorate. It also touched on standing committees’ action plans on enhancing municipal services. --- Ends/AG ...

Empty Quarter Festival in Thumrait to Kick off 25 January

Empty Quarter Festival in Thumrait to Kick off 25 January Salalah, 17 Jan (ONA) ---- The Directorate General of Heritage and Tourism in the Governorate of Dhofar will organize during 25 January till 3 February, the Empty Quarter Festival in Al Shasr area, the Wilayat of Thumrait. The festival fits with the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism’s plan to make Dhofar a sustainable tourism destination throughout the year. The event will include a set of heritage, tourism, entertainment and sports activities, in addition to organizing challenge competitions and local bazaars. --- ...

Labour Ministry Implements “Tamkeen Sahim” Training Programme in Dhofar

Labour Ministry Implements “Tamkeen Sahim” Training Programme in DhofarSalalah, 15 Jan (ONA) --- The Ministry of Labour today began implementing the training programme codenamed “Tamkeen Sahim”, third round, in the Governorate of Dhofar. The 5-day programme targets 261 youth from the Governorate of Dhofar, who are appointed on job contracts.The programme seeks to hone the skills of the trainees and it comprises many themes. These include defining personal goals, career planning, communication and understanding of personality, mastering functional skills and 4IR ...

Members of Municipal Council in Dhofar Take Oath of Office, Elect Deputy Chairman

Members of Municipal Council in Dhofar Take Oath of Office, Elect Deputy Chairman Salalah, 3 Jan (ONA)— Members of the Municipal Council of Dhofar Governorate today took the oath of office in implementation of Article 14 of the Municipal Councils Law promulgated by Royal Decree No. 126/2020 and its amendments. The ceremony was presided over by HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, Chairman of Dhofar Municipal Council. HH Sayyid Turki welcomed the new members, wishing them success in promoting the march of the council through the third term. He hoped that the ...

Salalah Port Receives Cruise Ship “Amera”

Salalah Port Receives Cruise Ship “Amera” Muscat, 3 Jan (ONA) --- Salalah Port today received the cruise ship “Amera” with 1,082 passengers on board, of them 696 are tourists from various nationalities. The tourist programme of “Amera” included tours to major archaeological, tourism and historic landmarks in the Governorate of Dhofar, besides visiting beaches and traditional markets in Salalah. Moreover, the Sultanate of Oman is visited annually by a number of cruise ships due to the country’s prominent location overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Arabian ...

Salalah Port Receives Cruise Ship “Artania”

Salalah Port Receives Cruise Ship “Artania” Muscat, 27 Dec (ONA) --- Salalah Port today received the cruise ship “Artania” with 1,394 passengers on board, of them 927 are tourists from various nationalities. The tourist programme of “Artania” included tours to major archaeological, tourism and historic landmarks in the Governorate of Dhofar, besides visiting beaches and traditional markets in Salalah. Moreover, the number of cruise ships arriving in Oman is increasing annually due to the country’s prominent location overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea ...

Municipal Council of Dhofar Governorate Holds Meeting

Municipal Council of Dhofar Governorate Holds Meeting Salalah, 27 Nov (ONA) --- The Municipal Council of the Governorate of Dhofar today held a meeting under the chairmanship of HH Sayyid Marwan Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, Chairman of the council. The council valued the Royal directives of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik in approving the implementation of several developmental projects in the governorate, in addition to approved projects within the 10th Five-year Development Plan. The meeting discussed a spectrum of topics and reviewed several ...

Viking Mars Cruise Ship Visits Salalah Port

Viking Mars Cruise Ship Visits Salalah Port Salalah, 8 Nov (ONA) --- Salalah Port today received “Viking Mars” cruise ship with 1,332 passengers onboard including 881 tourists from various nationalities. The tourist programme of the cruise ships included tours to major archeological and historic landmarks in the Governorate of Dhofar, besides visiting beaches and traditional markets in Salalah. --- Ends/Anas ...

Seminar Highlights Ancient Neighborhoods in Dhofar

Seminar Highlights Ancient Neighborhoods in DhofarSalalah, 18 Oct (ONA) --- The Directorate General of Heritage and Tourism in the Governorate of Dhofar organized here today a seminar on ancient neighborhoods in Dhofar.Ali Ahmed Al Ma’ashani, Assistant Director of Heritage at the General Directorate of Heritage and Tourism said in a statement that the number of old neighborhoods reached 1,036 all over Oman. He further said that the ministry, in cooperation with authorities concerned, counted, documented and repaired several ancient neighborhoods in a bid to transform them to become ...

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 ...