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HM The Sultan’s Visit to Enhance Musandam’s Economic Growth: Governor

HM The Sultan’s Visit to Enhance Musandam’s Economic Growth: GovernorKhasab, 14 Jan (ONA) --- Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam, has said that the Royal tour of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to the Musandam Governorate will give a strong boost to the development march in the Governorate.Sayyid Ibrahim pointed out that the Royal visit, the first of its kind to the governorate since His Majesty the Sultan assumed the reins of leadership in Oman, was aimed at providing a closer look at the projects being implemented in economic and developmental fields. His ...

Musandam Sector Command Marks SAF Day

Musandam Sector Command Marks SAF Day Khasab, 11 Dec (ONA) ---- Musandam Sector Command at the Royal Army of Oman (RAO) today marked the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) Day, which falls on 11 December every year. A ceremony to celebrate this occasion was held at the headquarters of Musandam Sector Command under the patronage of Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam. During the ceremony, the chief guest pinned long-service and good conduct medals on some personnel of Musandam Sector Command in appreciation to their sincere efforts and dedication in carrying ...

Port of Khasab Receives a Cruise Ship

Port of Khasab Receives a Cruise Ship Khasab, 15 Nov (ONA) --- The Port of Khasab today received a cruise ship with 2,790 tourists on its board. The tourists come from various parts of the word. The tourist programmes of the cruise ship which arrived from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) included tours to tourist attractions and historical sites renowned in the Governorate of Musandam. The Sultanate of Oman annually witnesses visits of many cruise ships, due to its sea location overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Sea of Oman. ---Ends/Anas ...

Workshop Held to Follow Up Plan for Management of Musandam Natural Park

Workshop Held to Follow up Plan for Management of Musandam Natural Park Khasab, 6 Sep (ONA) --- The Environment Authority today organized a workshop to follow up the implementation of the management plan for the National Natural Park’s reserve in Musandam Governorate. The workshop was held under the auspices of Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam. The participants discussed the outcome of field surveys, which included a marine mammal survey, a coral reef ecosystem survey and surveys related to vegetation and wild trees in the reserve. Dr. Abdullah Ali Al ...

Transport Minister, Musandam Governor Tour Diba-Lima-Khasab Road Project Site

Transport Minister, Musandam Governor Tour Diba-Lima-Khasab Road Project Site Khasab, 1 Aug (ONA)---Within the context of the attention accorded by the government of His Majesty the Sultan to develop the Governorate of Musandam, Eng. Said Hamoud Al Ma'awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, and Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam, today went on tour of strategic projects in the governorate. During the field visit, the two officials took note of the progress made on paving the Diba-Lima-Khasab road prior to the implementation of ...

Environment Authority Launches Project to Protect Coral Reefs in Musandam Governorate

Environment Authority Launches Project to Protect Coral Reefs in Musandam GovernorateKhasab, Jun 5 (ONA) --- Acting in cooperation with some private sector companies, the Environment Authority launched a project to install artificial structures to attract and protect coral reefs in the Wilayat of Khasab, Musandam Governorate.The project, carried out in conjunction with the Environment Department in Musandam Governorate, involves placing 500 environmentally friendly concrete blocks at a site that was previously determined by specialists from the environmental department in the ...

Water Sustainability System Worth RO 24 Million Launched in Musandam Governorate

Water Sustainability System Worth RO 24 Million Launched in Musandam Governorate Khasab, 3 May (ONA)--- Nama Water Services today launched a water sustainability system in the Governorate of Musandam to the tune of more than RO 24 million. The launch ceremony was held under the auspices of Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam. The new system will provide 70 seaside villages with fresh water to be transported onboard ships (at a cost of RO 6.6 million), the opening of a desalination plant in the Wilayat of Khasab and the construction of desalination units in ...

Musandam Municipal Council Holds Meeting

Musandam Municipal Council Holds Meeting Diba, 1 May (ONA) --- The Municipal Council of the Governorate of Musandam today held a meeting under the chairmanship of Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam, Chairman of the Council. The meeting discussed a spectrum of service and economic topics related to the governorate. It also touched on some recommendations and other topics of concern. --- Ends/AG ...

Tourism in Musandam Governorate A Major Pillar of Economic Development

Tourism in Musandam Governorate A Major Pillar of Economic DevelopmentKhasab, 25 Apr (ONA) --- Tourism constitutes one of the main pillars of economic development in the Governorate of Musandam, which is experiencing steady growth in the number of visitors and cruise ships.This stems from the fact that Oman’s northern governorate boasts major natural assets that are enhanced by modern infrastructure of the tourism sector and development projects. In addition, the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism undertakes great efforts to highlight the governorate’s unique features ...

RNO Ends Service of Ship, Utilizes It As Home for Marine Organisms, Diving Revellers

RNO Ends Service of Ship, Utilizes It As Home for Marine Life, Diving Revellers Musandam, 7 Feb (ONA)—The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) today sank one of its vessels that went out of service to utilize its wreck in forming coral reefs and attract marine organisms in a manner that suits Omani marine environment. It is intended that the ship will later act as a tourism attraction spot and a site for marine research and studies to be conducted by scientists. The submerged RNO vessel was one of the fastest in operations during its 35-year service that included a variety of national ...

SEZAD to Hold Second Environmental Forum January 2023

SEZAD to Hold Second Environmental Forum January 2023 Duqm, 26 Dec (ONA) --- The Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZAD) is organizing the Second Environmental Forum titled, “Together for reducing our carbon footprint in Duqm”, to be held on 9 January 2022. A number of lecturers and specialists from government and private entities, concerned with climate change and carbon emissions reduction, will be participating, in addition to companies operating in the zone. The Forum aims at finding innovative mechanisms to solve potential environmental challenges resulting from ...

Musandam Municipal Council Holds Meeting

Musandam Municipal Council Holds Meeting Khasab, 14 Dec (ONA) --- The Municipal Council of the Governorate of Musandam today held a meeting under the chairmanship of Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam, Chairman of the council. The meeting discussed recommednations and reviewed various matters related to the governorate. --- Ends/AG ...

OQ Group’s Social Investment Projects Reach RO 3m at Musandam

OQ Group’s Social Investment Projects Reach RO 3m at Musandam Khassab, 12 Dec (ONA) --- Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam, today patronized over the induction ceremony on OQ’s Social Investment Projects at Musandam Governorate. Al Busaidi was briefed about the delivered and ongoing social investment projects carried out by OQ, a global integrated energy group, at the wilayats of the governorate. OQ has delivered a number of projects with a value amounting to RO 3 million as part of its social investment projects. This move embodies the corporate ...

Municipal Council of Musandam Holds Meeting

Municipal Council of Musandam Holds Meeting Khassab, 23 Nov (ONA) --- The Municipal Council of Musandam Governorate today held its 9th meeting for 2022 under the chairmanship of Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam, Chairman of the Council. The council discussed several topics, including solutions to keep pace with increasing energy demands and investing in agriculture, to name a few. --- Ends/AG ...

Musandam Multi-sport Festival Concludes

Musandam Multi-sport Festival Concludes Khassab, 21 Nov (ONA) --- Musandam’s multi-sport festival concluded today. The festival included off-road multi-sport events in Musandam Governorate’s magnificent sea and mountainous terrain. The festival village served as a family entertainment arena and central hub to highlight many adventure sports and adventure tourism opportunities. The village also included an exhibition for local SMEs and traditional craftsmen to display and promote their products to festival attendees, in cooperation with the Authority for Small and Medium ...

Agreement Inked for Road, Infrastructure Construction Project at Mahas Industrial City

Agreement Inked for Road, Infrastructure Construction Project at Mahas Industrial City Khassab, 17 Oct (ONA) --- The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates "Madayn" and Galfar Engineering and Contracting signed today an agreement for roads and infrastructure construction at Mahas Industrial City in the Wilayat of Khasab, Musandam Governorate. The project will be set up on a total area of 1 million square meters and to the tune of RO 5 million. The signing ceremony was held under the patronage of Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam. The project ...

Madha New Hospital’s Field Works Stand at 67%

Madha New Hospital’s Field Works Stand at 67%Madha, 16 Oct (ONA) --- Construction work at the new hospital of Madha in the Governorate of Musandam are pressing ahead, with 67% of the tasks completed at a cost of more than RO 6 million. The Ministry of Health supervises the project.Eng. Jamal Salim Al Shanfari, Director General of Projects and Engineering Affairs at the ministry, said that the hospital occupies an area of 10,000 sqm and consists of 40 beds, hospitalization wards, labs and other facilities. He added that the project is progressing as planned.Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al ...

Agreement Signed to Develop, Operate Khasab Port

Agreement Signed to Develop, Operate Khasab PortMuscat, 29 Sep (ONA) --- The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology today signed a framework agreement with International Container Terminal Company "Hutchison Ports Sohar" to develop, manage and operate Khasab Port.The agreement states that the company will receive Khasab Port, manage and operate it as of 1 October 2022. It is a condition, that during the first and second years, the company will prepare a detailed feasibility study on all terms agreed with the ministry, based on the results of a commercial ...

Oman Vision 2040 Follow-up Committee Discusses Musandam Governorate’s Plans

Oman Vision 2040 Follow-up Committee Discusses Musandam Governorate’s PlansMuscat, 22 Sep (ONA) --- The committee tasked with following up and supporting the execution of Oman Vision 2040’s projects in the Governorate of Musandam today held a meeting during which it discussed progress plans for completing strategic projects.The meeting, chaired by Musandam Governor Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, reviewed development projects in different sectors in the governorate, including housing, transport, commerce, industry, tourism promotion, logistics and municipality.Eng. Ali Ahmed Al ...

Unique Project Launched to Use Silt Gathered in Dam Lakes

Unique Project Launched to Use Silt Gathered in Dam LakesKhasab, 31 Aug (ONA) --- Silt enters as a core material in a variety of industries, such as fertilizers, textiles and ceramics. Recently, Arkan, a research establishment, launched an initiative codenamed “Ardak” or (your land/soil) to convert silt into an industrial product.Accordingly, Arkan signed an agreement to the tune of RO 7 million with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources to utilize silt sediments deposited in the lakes of five dams in Oman, as a first stage of the project.The first phase of ...

Sohar Aluminium Signs MoU to Support Social Projects in Musandam

Sohar Aluminium Signs MoU to Support Social Projects in MusandamKhasab, 4 Aug (ONA) --- Sohar Aluminium company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Directorate General of Health Services in Musandam Governorate for the supply of medical equipment in the governorate’s health establishments.The ceremony was held under the auspices of Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam.The MoU was signed by Dr. Nawal Ibrahim Al Shuhi, Acting Director General of Health Services in Musandam Governorate, and Ahmed Mohammed Al Kharousi, HR and Corporate Affairs ...

MoU Inked for Educational Projects in Musandam

MoU Inked for Educational Projects in MusandamKhasab, 4 Aug (ONA) --- Sohar Aluminium company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Directorate General of Education in Musandam for the supply of interactive display monitors in the governorate’s schools.The ceremony was held under the auspices of Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam.The MoU was signed by Badr Mahfoudh Al Humaidi, Acting Director of Education in Musandam, and Ahmed Mohammed Al Kharousi, HR and Corporate Affairs General Manager at Sohar ...

Environment Authority Inks MoU on Supporting 10m-Tree Initiative in Musandam

Environment Authority Inks MoU on Supporting 10m-Tree Initiative in MusandamKhasab, 3 Aug (ONA) --- The Environment Authority today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sohar Aluminium company on supporting the “National 10-million-tree Initiative” in the Governorate of Musandam.The MoU seeks to develop degrading areas, safeguard biodiversity and augment green cover as a source of relaxation for society.The MoU, signed under the auspices of Musandam’s Governor Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, was signed by Musallam Mubarak Al Mahri, Acting Director of the ...

Musandam Governorate Inks Two Cybersecurity Pacts

Musandam Governorate Inks Two Cybersecurity PactsMuscat, 1 Aug (ONA) --- The Office of the Governor of Musandam today signed two cybersecurity agreements. The first is on carrying out a project for upgrading the infrastructure of electronic information systems and networks, while the second agreement is on setting up a portal for electronic services for non-municipal internal and external services.The first agreement seeks to empower the Governorate of Musandam through better management of electronic services and networking so that it could implement initiatives approved within the ...

Musandam Governor’s Office Signs Telecom Agreement with Omantel

Musandam Governor’s Office Signs Telecom Agreement with OmantelMuscat, 1 Aug (ONA) --- The Office of the Governor of Musandam signed an agreement with Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) to provide telecommunication and internet services at the governor’s office.The agreement seeks to achieve harmony among communication networks and internet lines, merging all in one component for the sake of sound management and prompt solutions.The agreement was signed by Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam, and Talal Said Al Ma’amari, CEO of Omantel.Omantel is ...

Seminar Held on Corporate Income Tax, VAT in Musandam

Seminar Held on Corporate Income Tax, VAT in Musandam Khasab, 19 Jul (ONA) --- The Tax Authority organized a seminar in the Governorate of Musandam to familiarize members of the public about the Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and the Value Added Tax (VAT). Held in cooperation with Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) branch in Musandam, the seminar outlines the legal framework of the VAT and explains conceptions and provisions related to its application, as well as the CIS rates and subsidies. The seminar is a link in a series of workshops held by the Tax Authority in ...

UTAS Musandam to Admit Students in September 2023

UTAS Musandam to Admit Students in September 2023 Muscat, 27 Jun (ONA) --- The University of Technology and Applied Sciences (UTAS) in the Governorate of Musandam will admit the first batch of students in September 2023. Six programmes were approved as follows: two in business studies, two in information technology and two in engineering majors. A workshop was organized here today by UTAS with the aim of involving stakeholders from many sectors to submit their proposals on specialization programmes for the UTAS branch in the Governorate of Musandam. The move sought to ...

Tender Announced for Diba-Lima-Khasab 96 km Road

Tender Announced for Diba-Lima-Khasab 96 km Road Muscat, 23 Jun (ONA) --- The Secretariat General of the Tender Board, in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, has announced a tender for designing and constructing Diba-Lima-Khasab 96 km Road in the Governorate of Musandam, in addition to paving a road link to the Niyabat of Lima with a length of 23 km. Diba-Lima-Khasab road is one of the strategic and vital projects in the Governorate of Musandam, which links the wilayats and villages of the governorate to each other. The ...

Municipal Council of Musandam Meets

Municipal Council of Musandam Meets Khasab, 22 Jun (ONA) --- The Municipal Council in the Governorate of Musandam held its 6th meeting of the year under the chairmanship of Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam, Chairman of the Municipal Council in the Governorate. During the meeting, a presentation was given on some projects in the governorate, improving some areas in the Wilayat of Madha and the national initiative to plant 10 million wild trees in Musandam. The council also touched on other topics of concern to the governorate. --- Ends/AH ...

Municipal Council of Musandam Governorate Meets

Khasab, 25 May (ONA) --- The Municipal Council of the Governorate of Musandam today held its meeting under the chairmanship of Sayyid Ibrahim Said Al Busaidi, Governor of Musandam, Chairman of the Municipal Council. The meeting covered several topics, mainly developing the municipal action in the governorate’s Wilayats and the proposal of the Directorate General for Housing and Urban Planning, among other topics. --- Ends/Anas ...