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Sur Oasis Incubator in Sur Industrial City has welcomed its first cohort of entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors most recently.
The incubator accepted start-ups with a range of activities representing the food and beverage, software and information technology, training and consultancy sectors.
Oman recorded a budget surplus of OMR 784 million (USD 2 billion) in the first half of 2022 according to data provided by Oman News Agency (ONA).
The country’s total revenue in the first six months of 2022 increased by over 54% to OMR 6.72 billion (USD 17.45 billion) on the back of higher oil and gas prices. Oil production rose to 1.04 million barrels per day over the same period in 2021, as the...Read More
The Sultanate of Oman is witnessing a surge of tourists from GCC countries according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The increase was most obvious during the months of June and July which coincide with the cooler Khareef Season in South Oman.
Therefore, the number of GCC nationals arriving this year increased to 88,047 followed by an increase in the number of European...Read More
Oman`s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP) has issued a ministerial decision concerning income generating household businesses.
As a result, the new measures will legalise and streamline activities and protect buyers and sellers. They will ensure consumer confidence and protection within the Sultanate of Oman and abroad. The authorities in Oman have already issued 9,092...Read More
Oman Investment Authority (OIA) recently hosted the Renewable Energy Conference to present green energy investment opportunities to the international market.
The conference was jointly organised by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Investment Promotion (MoCIIP) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs represented by the Embassy in London,...Read More
Madayn, Oman’s Public Establishment for Industrial Estates, has announced the Ibri Industrial City project completion rate has surpassed 27%.
Phase one of the project is being developed in the Wilayat of Ibri in Al Dhahirah governorate on an area of 3 million square metres. It incorporates road works, services networks including rain and sewage, telecommunications networks and wadi protection...Read More
The Sultanate of Oman`s Ministry of Housing & Urban Planning has launched an innovative initiative to develop three smart cities in different parts of the country.
It has invited international urban engineering consultancy firms to tender for the design and construction of the smart cities in Suhar, Nizwa and Salalah.
The initiative is known as the landmark Oman National Spatial Strategy (ONSS)...Read More
The Sultanate of Oman is introducing a wide range of innovative incentives to attract foreign direct investment and to boost exports to third countries in the region and beyond.
There are 135 new initiatives considered as “powerful investment and economic enablers”. They were introduced as part of the National Program for Investment Export Development (Nazdaher), which is a key part of the [country`s...Read More
Oman’s Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn) and H2 Industries recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a waste-to-hydrogen plant.
The OMR 540 million (USD 1.4 billion) plant will be built on a 200,000 square metre coastal site. The project also includes the construction of a 300 MW base load capable PV solar...Read More
Oman Investment Authority (OIA) operated businesses will invest OMR 6.7 billion (USD 17.4 billion) in projects over the next five years.
The sovereign wealth fund anticipates returns of OMR 2.6 billion (USD 6.8 billion) during this period. It seeks to achieve the priorities of Oman’s Vision 2040 by focussing on economic diversification, empowering...Read More