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Endowment Share Project Launched in Wilayat of Manah

Endowment Share Project Launched in Wilayat of ManahManah, 4 Jan (ONA) --- A project titled Al Sahm Al Waqfi (Endowment Share) was launched in the Wilayat of Manah in the Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah,.The ceremony to lay the foundation stone of the project was held under the auspices of Dr. Mohammed Said Al Maamari, Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, in the presence of Sheikh Hilal Said Al Hajri, Governor of Al Dakhiliyah.Eng. Ibrahim Mohammed Al Hajji, Head of Manah Charity Team, gave a speech in which he said that the project would enhance the team’s assets and develop ...

Initiative Launched to Groom People with Disability in Al Jabal Al Akhdar

Initiative Launched to Groom People with Disability in Al Jabal Al Akhdar Al Jabal Al AKhdar, 19 Nov (ONA) --- An initiative codenamed “Mawhub” or “Talented” was launched today in the Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar (the Green Mountain) to groom people with disabilities and empower them to work in the tourism sector. The initiative was launched cooperatively between OMRAN Group, Al Wafa'a centre for the rehabilitation of people with disability and dusitD2 Naseem Resort, Jabal Akhdar. The launching ceremony was held under the patronage of HH Sayyida Hujaiaja Jaifr ...

Al Dakhiliyah Municipal Council Holds Meeting

Al Dakhiliyah Municipal Council Holds Meeting Nizwa, 20 Sep (ONA) --- The Municipal Council of the Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah held a meeting here today under the chairmanship of Sheikh Hilal Said Al Hajri, Governor of Al Dahkiliyah, Chairman of the Council. The council reviewed topics listed on the agenda, which deal with enhancing services, the municipal sector and investments. The meeting also touched on various recommendations submitted to the council. --- Ends/Anas ...

ASMED Organizes Training Programmes in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate

ASMED Organizes Training Programmes in Al Dakhiliyah GovernorateNizwa, 17 Sep (ONA) --- The Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ASMED) department in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate today organized a number of programmes and workshops in the field of entrepreneurship and craft industries.More than 100 entrepreneurs from the governorate’s wilayats participated in the activities.The programmes covered a wide range of activities aimed to provide entrepreneurs with advanced skills and knowledge needed to run their respective projects, said Issa Saleh Al Subaihi, Director of ...

GCC Officials Visit Oman Across Ages Museum

GCC Officials Visit Oman Across Ages Museum Manah, 11 Sep (ONA) --- Several GCC officials in the environment and oil fields today visited Oman Across Ages Museum at the Wilayat of Manah, the Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah. The visit aimed to view the state-of-the-art interactive technologies at display in the museum and to view the museum’s facilities and the services it provides to all segments of visitors. The GCC officials included Sheikh FalehNasser Al Thani, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Qatar and SheikhNimerFahd Al Malek Al Sabah, Kuwait’s Undersecretary of the ...

Jabal Al Akhdar Business Center Produces More than 60K Aroma Bottles

Jabal Al Akhdar Business Center Produces More than 60K Aroma Bottles Al Jabal Al Akhdar, 30 Aug (ONA) --- The production of perfumes and essential oils at the Business and Incubators Center of the Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ASMED) in Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar in Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah, from its opening until the end of the first half of 2023, amounted to about 60 thousand bottles of distilled white rose water, spray and frankincense, locally known as (Luban) water spray. Al Azhar Saif Al Zakwani, a technician at the ASMED Business and ...

New Development Projects Kick off at Suwgra Village in Al Jabal Al Akhdar

New Development Projects Kick off at Suwgra Village in Al Jabal Al Akhdar Muscat, 3 Aug (ONA) ---- Tourism development projects for the Suwgra Village in the Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, kicked off today. The projects are being carried out within the context of cooperation between the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism and a local community company in the village of the Suwgra.The plan seeks to enable the village to improve its tourism services and facilities, with the overall objective of converting it into an attractive tourist ...

Al Jabal Al Akhdar Festival 2023 to Kick Off on Thursday

Al Jabal Al Akhdar Festival 2023 to Kick Off on ThursdayAl Jabal Al Akhdar, 1 Aug (ONA) --- Activities of Al Jabal Al Akhdar Festival, organized by the Office of Al Dakhiliyah Governor in cooperation with the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, will begin on Thursday 3 August 2023.The festival will be held at the main site next to Hail Yemen Park and Seih Qatna Park from August 3 to 19 August 2023. The extravaganza seeks to attract tourists from Oman and abroad, highlight the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Green Mountain) and Oman as a ...

Al Jabal Al Akhdar Farmers Gear up for Pomegranate Harvest Season

Al Jabal Al Akhdar Farmers Gear up for Pomegranate Harvest Season Al Jabal Al Akhdar, 26 Jul (ONA) --- Farmers in the Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar in the Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah will begin harvesting pomegranate in the next August. Statistics issued by the Wilayat’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources indicate that the number of pomegranate trees has reached more than 27,000 whereas the marketing value of the pomegranate crop stood at RO 1,727,000 during the past year (2022). The percentage of healthy fruits of pomegranate reached more than 90 percent, ...

Al Dakhiliyah Governor’s Office, UTAS Ink MoC to Exchange Expertise

Al Dakhiliyah Governor’s Office, UTAS Ink MoC to Exchange Expertise Nizwa, 17 Jul (ONA) --- The Al Dakhiliyah Governor’s office today signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with the University of Technology and Applied Sciences (UTAS) to transfer knowledge and exchange expertise in the fields of supporting research, knowledge and training programmes. The MoC also focuses on exchanging expertise in the fields of planning, investments and quality. The MoC was signed by Sheikh Hilal Said Al Hajri, Governor of Al Dakhiliyah and Dr. Said Hamad Al Rubai’e, ...

Al Jabal Al Akhdar Sees Mild Weather, Influx of Tourists

Al Jabal Al Akhdar Sees Mild Weather, Influx of Tourists Al Jabal Al Akhdar, 7 Jun (ONA) ---- The Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar in the Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah is currently witnessing a large turnout of tourists and visitors from Oman and abroad who flock to the wilayat to enjoy the cool summer weather. As many as 57,867 visitors, among them 16,476 Omanis, arrived in Al Jabal Al Akhdar during the first five months of this year (2023), according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information. The wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar has been the scene of active seasonal ...

Agreements Inked Worth RO 11 Million in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate

Agreements Inked Worth RO 11 Million in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate Nizwa, 30 May (ONA) --- Sheikh Hilal Said Al Hajri, Governor of Al Dakhiliyah, signed here today several agreements to the tune of RO 11 million. The agreements cover implementing several projects, municipal services and development projects. The projects include paving internal roads in the Wilayats of Al Hamra, Buhla and Samail, in addition to improving the entrance to the Wilayat of Nizwa. Further, the projects include establishing a feed market in the Wilayat of Adam and a park in the Wilayat of ...

Eight Usufruct Agreements Worth RO 1.93 Million Inked in A’Dakhiliyah

Eight Usufruct Agreements Worth RO 1.93 Million Inked in A’Dakhiliyah Nizwa, 11 May (ONA) --- The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning today signed 8 usufructs to the tune of RO 1.930 million in the Governorate of A’Dahiliyah in the fields of industry, housing, commerce and agriculture. The usufructs were signed on behalf of the Ministry by Dr. Mohammed Ali Al Mutawa, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning for Urban Planning. Present at the signing ceremony were Dr. Khalfan Said Al Shuwaili, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning and Sheikh Hilal ...

Oman Across Ages Museum Hosts Student Forum Titled “Digital Horizons”

Oman Across Ages Museum Hosts Student Forum Titled “Digital Horizons” Manah, 8 May (ONA) -- The 20th Student Forum, titled "Digital Horizons", kicked off today at Oman Across Ages Museum in the Wilayat of Manah. The three-day forum, organized by the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Nizwa—Governorate of A'Dakhiliyah, was opened by Dr. Said Mohammed Al Saqri, Minister of Economy. The forum included the opening of a student innovations exhibition and the assessment of students’ technical and scientific outstanding projects. The forum seeks to expand ...

Fine Arts Exhibition Titled “Bareeq” Opened at Oman-Across-Ages Museum in Manah

Fine Arts Exhibition Titled “Bareeq” Opened at Oman-Across-Ages Museum in ManahManah, 2 May (ONA) --- A modern art exhibition codenamed “Bareeq” was inaugurated today at Oman Across Ages Museum in the Wilayat of Manah in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate. The ceremony was held under the auspices of HH Dr. Mona Fahd Al Said, Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University for International Cooperation.The exhibition was organized by Sheikha Nadira Al Riyami School and in partnership with Omani Women’s Association in the Wilayat of Manah.The exhibition included innovative works ...

A’Dakhiliyah Municipal Council Holds Meeting

A’Dakhiliyah Municipal Council Holds Meeting Nizwa, 18 Apr (ONA) --- The Municipal Council of A’Dakhiliyah Governorate today held a meeting under the chairmanship of Sheikh Hilal Said Al Hajri, Governor of A’Dakhiliyah and Chairman of the council. The council touched on a spectrum of topics, including matters related to developing services, the municipal sector and boosting investments, among other topics. --- Ends/AG ...

Farmers in Adam Begin Harvesting 63 Acres of Wheat

Farmers in Adam Begin Harvesting 63 Acres of Wheat Adam, 5 Apr (ONA) --- Agriculture and Water Resources Department at the Wilayat of Adam in the Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah has begun harvesting wheat. It is expected that the amount of production will reach approximately 53 tons on an area of 63 acres. Sulaiman Salim Al Asmi, Director of the Agriculture and Water Resources Department in the Wilayat of Adam, said: “With the start of the wheat-growing season, the department distributed wheat seeds of local varieties to 14 farmers, with the support system established by the ...

Rose Harvest Season Begins in Al Jabal Al Akhdar

Rose Harvest Season Begins in Al Jabal Al Akhdar Al Jabal Al Akhar, 3 Apr (ONA) --- Rose harvest season has kicked off in the Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Governorate of A'Dakhiliyah. The green terraces at an altitude of more than 3,000 metres are covered with more than 5,000 rose trees on an area of 7 to 10 acres. The amount of rose water produced from those trees is estimated at 28,000 litres. Ali Saif Al Shukaili, Assistant Director of Heritage and Tourism in Governorate of A'Dakhiliyah, said that the rose harvest season in Al Jabal Al Akhdar ushers in a state of tourism ...

As Many As 160 Acres of Wheat Crop Harvested in Wilayat of Manah

As Many As 160 Acres of Wheat Crop Harvested in Wilayat of ManahManah, 26 Mar (ONA) --- Farmers in the Wilayat of Manah in the Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah began harvesting 160 acres of wheat in various villages of the wilayat.Mohammed Harib Al Bahlani, Director of the Agriculture and Water Resources Department in the Wilayat of Manah, said that this year’s wheat production is expected to reach 170 tons, an increase of 40 tons over 2022. Farmers market part of their crop in the local markets and another part is purchased through the Oman Flour Mills Company, he added.He pointed ...

Seminar Held on Education from 1970-2022 in Al Hamra

Seminar Held on Education from 1970-2022 in Al Hamra Al Hamra, 23 Feb (ONA) --- A seminar on education in the Wilayat of Al Hamra during the period from 1970 to 2022 was held today at Al Hamra Wali’s office. The seminar, organized by Sheikh Muhsin bin Zahran Al Abri Bookstore, was held under the patronage of Dr. Rahma Ibrahim Al Mahrouqi, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. The seminar included two sessions. The working papers presented during the first session covered several topics, such as educational facilities, school names in the Wialyat and the ...

Al Dakhiliyah Festival 2023 Kicks off

Al Dakhiliyah Festival 2023 Kicks off Muscat, 23 Feb (ONA) --- Al Dakhiliyah Festival 2023 kicked off today, offering a range of activities, heritage and entertainment programmes and tourism experiences. The festival is organized by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism. The opening ceremony of the festival, which runs till 4 March 2023, was held under the patronage of Salim Mohammed Al Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism. Al Dakhiliyah Festival aims to hold events that contribute to tourism attraction and shedding light on the cultural and historical heritage of ...

6th Al Bashayer Camel Festival Kicks off in Adam

6th Al Bashayer Camel Festival Kicks off in Adam Adam, 13 Feb (ONA) --- Competitions of the 6th Al Bashayer Camel Festival kicked off in the Wilayat of Adam in the Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah. The 6-day event is organized annually by the Department of Al Bashayer Square for Arabian Camels. A large number of camel owners and slimmers from various governorates of the Sultanate of Oman and the GCC states are taking part in the festival. As many as 74 rounds are organized during the festival where competitors contest for 20 vehicles and many other prizes allocated ...

Al Jabal Al Akhdar Attracts More Than 208,000 Visitors in 2022

Al Jabal Al Akhdar Attracts More Than 208,000 Visitors in 2022Al Jabal Al Akhdar, 4 Jan (ONA) --- As many as 208,423 people visited the Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar (the Green Mountain) in 2022, according to statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).Due to its moderate summer and relatively very cold winter, the Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar stands out as a unique tourist destination that boasts a year-round turnout of visitors, who set out, from their accommodations in modern hotel facilities, to explore the adjoining mountains and practicing ...

A’Dakhiliyah Governorate Municipal Council Holds Meeting

A’Dakhiliyah Governorate Municipal Council Holds Meeting Nizwa, 23 Nov (ONA) --- The Municipal Council of A’Dakhiliyah Governorate today held a meeting under the chairmanship of Sheikh Hilal Said Al Hajri, Governor of A’Dakhiliyah, Chairman of the council. The meeting discussed the programme of activities and events of the A’Dakhiliyah Governorate Annual Festival, which will be held during the first quarter of 2023. The meeting also touched on several projects that are being implemented in the governorate, among other topics. --- Ends/Anas ...

Scientific Conference of Sultan Qaboos Academy for Police Sciences Kicks off

Scientific Conference of Sultan Qaboos Academy for Police Sciences Kicks off Nizwa, 19 Sep (ONA) --- The scientific conference of the Sultan Qaboos Academy for Police Sciences kicked off here today under the theme “50 years: accomplishments and aspirations”. The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of Dr. Rahma Ibrahim Al Mahrouqi, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. Present during the event was Lt. Gen Hassan Mohsin Al Shuraiqi, Inspector General of Police and Customs. The conference aims to review the march of development of the Royal Oman ...

Oman-Egypt Joint Drill “Mountain Castle” Begins

Oman-Egypt Joint Drill “Mountain Castle” BeginsAl Jabal Al Akhdar, 6 Sep (ONA) --- The joint Oman-Egypt military exercise “Mountain Castle” began at the military drills zone in the Wilayat of Al Jabal Al Akhdar today. The drill will run till 15 September 2022.During the exercise, the Royal Army of Oman (RAO) is represented by the Sultan of Oman’s Parachute Regiment, while the Egyptian army is represented by units of the Special Forces, paratroopers and El Sa’ka Forces.The exercise comes within the framework of RAO’s training plan that aims to ...

Al Jabal Al Akhdar Tourism Festival Kicks Off

Al Jabal Al Akhdar Tourism Festival Kicks off Al Jabal Al Akhdar, 23 Aug (ONA) --- Activities of Al Jabal Al Akhdar Tourism Festival kicked off today. The extravaganza is organized by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism in cooperation with the Office of Governor of A’Dakhiliyah, Wali Office at Al Jabal Al Akhdar and “Oman From Horseback Team”. The five-day festival began with a mountain parade on horseback, which started from Alila Jabal Akhdar. The cavalcade passed through the Municipality Park and proceeded along mountain passages onwards till camping sites. The ...

Recent Rains Replenish Recharge Dams

Recent Rains Replenish Recharge DamsNizwa, 3 Aug (ONA) --- Eng. Nasser Abdullah Al Salmi, Director of Water Resources at the Directorate General of Agriculture and Water Resources, Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah, said that recharge dams falling in the course of three wadis in the Wilayat of Nizwa were fully replenished during recent heavy rains.The Wilayat of Nizwa has three main dams, which are the Wadi Al Mu’aydin Dam, Tanouf Dam and Wadi Al Masla Dam, said Al Salmi.He explained that the Wadi Al Mu’aydin Dam collected 2.5 million cubic metres of water (exceeding its full-mark by ...

Labour Ministry Conducts Tests for Jobseekers in A’Dakhiliyah Governorate

Labour Ministry Conducts Tests for Jobseekers in A’Dakhiliyah Governorate Nizwa, 25 Jul (ONA)—The Ministry of Labour is organizing tests for a number of jobseekers towards the occupation of 275 jobs in government units. The tests will continue for four days at the premises of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences. The tests are aimed at filling vacancies in ministries that apply the Labour Ministry’s Central Employment System, which is a digital mechanism through which results appear immediately after the tests. Accordingly, the top candidates are given ...

A’Dakhiliyah Governor’s Office, OMRAN Group Sign Agreement on Al Jabal Al Akhdar Development

A’Dakhiliyah Governor’s Office, OMRAN Group Sign Agreement on Al Jabal Al Akhdar Development Al Jabal Al Akhdar, 20 Jul (ONA) --- The office of the Governor of A'Dakhiliyah signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN). The MoC aims to achieve sustainable development in infrastructure, government services and public utilities in the tourism sector, as well as to create an investment-attractive milieu in Al Jabal Al Akhdar, the Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah. The MoC was signed by Hilal Said Al Hajri, Governor of ...