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Governorate of Batina North
Agreement Inked to Groom Jobseekers Skills in North Al Batinah

Agreement Inked to Groom Jobseekers Skills in North Al BatinahSohar, 13 Sep (ONA) --- Several training agreements were signed at the Governor’s Office of North Al Batinah with the National Employment Programme to groom the skills of jobseekers in the information technology (IT) sector in accordance with job opportunities available at the governorate.A training programme in e-commerce will be implemented for North Al Batinah youth (125 training opportunities).The three-month programme aims to develop skills of the participants to manage e-businesses.--- Ends/Anas/Khalid ...

Meet Held on Promoting Tourist Attractions in North Al Batinah

Meet Held on Promoting Tourist Attractions in North Al Batinah Sohar, 18 Aug (ONA) --- The tourism committee of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) branch in North Al Batinah Governorate, held a meeting today to discuss its participation in a campaign to promote tourist attractions in the Wilayat of North Al Batinah. Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Ajmi, Head of the committee, said that the panel is taking steps to prepare a vision for the tourism promotion campaign scheduled to be held in October 2022.. The campaign coincides with Oman’s hosting a round of the World Men’s ...

RO 3.5m Sohar Logistics Station Opened

Sohar, 15 Aug (ONA) — Sohar Logistics Station for inspection of agricultural, fishery, livestock and foodstuff consignments in the Governorate of North Al Batinah was opened. The project cost RO 3.5 million.The opening ceremony was held under the auspices of Dr. Saud Hamoud Al Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, who affirmed the significance of the facility in serving beneficiaries from the governorates of North Al Batinah, South Al Batinah, Al Buraimi and Musandam, among other governorates and adjoining ports.He said that Sohar Logistics Station will ...

Aswad Dual Carriageway Opened in North Al Batinah Governorate

Aswad Dual Carriageway Opened in North Al Batinah GovernorateShinas, 28 Jul (ONA) --- The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology marked the opening of Aswad dual carriageway in the Wilayat of Shinas, North Al Batinah Governorate.The 6.5 km road, which starts at Al Batinah Expressway, comprises two roundabouts and 12 culverts for draining rainwater and Wadis along its course.The carriageway meets standard safety measures and serves adjoining residential areas. ---Ends/Bishara/Anas ...

Moderate to Heavy Rains Impact North Al Batinah

Moderate to Heavy Rains Impact North Al Batinah Sohar, 26 Jul (ONA) --- The Wilayats of Sohar, Saham, Liwa, Shinas, A’suwaiq and Al Khabourah in the Governorate of North Al Batinah were impacted this morning by moderate to heavy rains due to the current low pressure affecting the Sultanate of Oman. Rainfall continued for several hours, accompanied with strong winds. Several wadis and streams overflowed in different parts of the governorate. --- Ends/Anas ...

A’Suwaiq Port a Vital Route for Regional Food Supplies

A’Suwaiq Port a Vital Route for Regional Food SuppliesA’Suwaiq, 17 Jul (ONA) --- The Port of A’Suwaiq in the Governorate of North Al Batinah assumes great significance due to its strategic location between the Governorate of Muscat and the Port of Sohar, in addition to its vicinity to Khazaen Dry Port.The Port of A’Suwaiq serves as a vital passage for foodstuff and other commodities exchange between regional markets in the Indian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa. It facilitates import, export and reexport of all goods, besides expediting the handling of general cargo, TEUs ...

Jusoor Foundation Inducts Production in Citruses Medical Patent Project

Jusoor Foundation Inducts Production in Citruses Medical Patent Project Sohar, 3 Jul (ONA) --- Jusoor Foundation today inducted the actual production of the green houses project, which is part of the citruses medical patent programme in its two phases. The programme, funded by OQ company, is implemented in the Wilayat of Sohar, the Governorate of North Al Batinah.The inauguration ceremony was held under the patronage of Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Bakri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources for Agriculture. Present at the event was Sheikh Mohammed ...

Forum Held on Urbanization Prospects in North Al Batinah

Forum Held on Urbanization Prospects in North Al BatinahSohar, 27 Jun (ONA) --- A forum on the prospects of urbanization was held today in the Wilyat of Sohar, Governorate of North Al Batinah. The event was organized by Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), the Governorate of North Al Batinah.The event was held under the patronage of Eng. Badr Salim Al Ma’amari, Secretary General of the Tender Board.The forum includes several work papers that cover various topics, namely mechanisms of real estate development and investments, as well as the Development Strategy for North Al ...

Transport Minister Inspects Repairs of Damages Caused by Shaheen Cyclone

Muscat, 19 May (ONA) --- The completion rate related to repairing damage caused by the Tropical Cyclone /Shaheen/ in the Governorate of North Al Batinah reached 30 percent.Repairs cover the damaged parts of Al Batinah main road and the service road from Al Tharmad roundabout to Hafeet roundabout (60 km long).This was stated during an inspection visit paid by Eng. Said Hamoud Al Ma’awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology.--- Ends/Anas/Khalid ...

Wheat Harvesting Season Begins in North Al Batinah

Sohar, 4 Apr (ONA) --- Wheat harvesting season began in the wilayats of the Governorate of North Al Batinah, which was cultivated on an area of 50 Feddan (each Feddan equals 4200 square meters). The Directorate General of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources in the Governorate North Al Batinah exerts efforts in encouraging the farmers to cultivate various agricultural crops through providing improved seeds, guidance and periodic follow-up, as well as harvesting service. The directorate added that during the last season, wheat production ranged between 70 to 75 tons, while this ...

Restoration Cost of 59 Aflaj in North Al Batinah Reach RO 800 Thousand

Sohar, 7 Mar (ONA) --- The cost of restoring 59 Aflaj damaged by Cyclone Shaheen in the Governorate of North Al Batinah reached RO 800,000, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources.   The ministry added that the number of Aflaj that were restored stood at 35 in the Wilayat of Al Khaburah, 18 in the Wilayat of Saham and 4 in the Wilayat of A’Suwaiq. Several water wells were also restored.   --- ...

Municipal Council in North Al Batinah Meets

Sohar, 22 Feb (ONA)--- The Municipal Council in the Governorate of North Al Batina today discussed the outcomes of the field visit, which was made by the council's members to Sohar Airport. The visit aimed at stimulating the growth of flights through the airport, which would contribute to the enhancement of investment and economy in the Sultanate of Oman and the governorate particularly. The meeting was held under the chair of Sheikh Saif Hamiar Al Malik Al Shehhi, Governor of North Al-Batina, Head of the Municipal Council, who reviewed several projects and programs aimed at developing the ...

Projects Worth RO 345,000 Launched in North Al Batinah

Shinas, 20 Feb (ONA) --- Jusoor Foundation celebrated the launch of four projects, to the tune of RO 345,000, implemented within its social investment program in the Governorate of North Al Batinah. The projects were funded jointly by OQ and Sohar Aluminium. The ceremony was held in Al Qurm Natural Park in Shinas, under the auspices of Sayyid Khalifa Al Mardas Al Busaidi, Secretary General for Governorates Affairs at the Ministry of Interior. The event was attended by Sheikh Saif Hamiyar Al Malik Al Shehhi, Governor of North Al Batinah, Chairman of Jusoor Foundation’s ...

IoT Laboratory Established in University of Technology, Applied Sciences of Sohar

Sohar, 20 Feb (ONA) --- The University of Technology and Applied Sciences (UTAS) in Sohar, with the support and funding of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, established an Internet of Things (IoT) laboratory. Dr. Hilal Ali Al Maqbali, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in UTAS Sohar said that the laboratory utilities IoT, which connects electronic devices together to provide certain services. He added that the laboratory can be utilized by students, the educational cadre, as well as the public and private sectors. --- Ends/Anas ...

Shinas Media Strategy Launched

Shinas, 8 Feb (ONA) ---- The initiative of Shinas Media Strategy was launched today with the aim of extending the bridge of communication between government units in the Wilaya and media institutions. The strategy includes four main themes, 29 goals, 7 projects, 14 media programs, and 16 media initiatives, serving 5 main sectors of society. The launching ceremony was held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa Hilal Al Alawi, Wali of ...

RO 24 Million Worth Agreements Signed for Service, Development Projects in North Al Batinah

Sohar, 1 Feb (ONA) --- Several agreements were signed today to implement service and development projects in the Governorate of North Al Batinah to the tune of RO 24 million. The agreements, which were signed by the Sheikh Saif Hamyar Al Shehi, Governor of North Al Batinah, include the construction of commercial and residential layouts, as well as the pavement of roads in various areas. Moreover, the agreements also include developing industrial zones by paving roads, installing light poles and adding new services.--- Ends/AG/KH ...