Electronic one-stop-shop services for special economic and free zones launched

Business Sunday 20/June/2021 14:26 PM
By: Times News Service
Electronic one-stop-shop services for special economic and free zones launched
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Muscat: The Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones, launched the electronic one-stop-shop for Salalah Free zone and Sohar Free Zone, continuing the digital transformation march that began earlier by automating the services of the One Stop Shop in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm.

In the coming period, procedures will be completed to launch Al Mazunah Free Zone’s electronic portal for the one-stop-shop services.

The launch of electronic One-Stop-Shop services aims to support the Authority's efforts in attracting investments to the zones under its supervision, accelerating the completion of investor applications, facilitating starting a business and transforming paper applications to electronic applications, and ensuring that transparency and clarity principles are achieved in the pathways of each service.

The one-stop-shop services for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones can be obtained through the link: https://eoss.opaz.gov.om.

Throughout the past months, Opaz has unified the procedures for obtaining the services offered by special economic zones and free zones through their electronic portals. The electronic One-stop-shop allows investors access to many services, most notably: applying for land usufruct, demarcation of plots, EIA service, the appointment of project consultant, the appointment of project contractor, project plans submission, building permit submission, commencement of construction, and building completion certificate request, and other services will be added in the coming period.

Investors in special economic zones and free zones can apply through the electronic services portal of each zone and follow up their applications through the dashboard. The portal also allows the feature of attaching required files and the feature of e-payment; which enables employees of the one-stop shop in each zone, receive applications and give necessary approvals, starting from receiving the application and ending with the application completion.