Oman Post inks pact with Salalah Free Zone
April 21, 2019 | 5:21 PM
by Times News Service
Oman Post will have an office based in the Free Zone and its services will be promoted to SFZ investors. - Supplied picture

Muscat: Two of Asyad Group companies, Oman Post and Salalah Free Zone Company (SFZ), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate investment in the Sultanate’s logistics sector. The agreement will serve stakeholders and vendors of both companies.

Oman Post will have an office based in the Free Zone and its services will be promoted to SFZ investors. An initial 100 post boxes will be provided for investors and vendors, and based on business needs, Oman Post will later provide a full team at SFZ’s Post Office branch to provide tailored services.

The agreement was signed by Abdulmalik Al Balushi, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Post and Ali bin Mohammed Tabouk, Deputy CEO of Salalah Free Zone Company. The signing was also attended by Ahmed Akaak, Asyad Group Chief Marketing Officer, and Badar Al Nadabi, Group Corporate Support Officer.

Al Balushi said, “Our top priority is our customers and their evolving requirements. This MoU gives them easy access to Oman Post services, and enhances our network to serve the wider logistics sector. This service illustrates that we are delivering on our business excellence promise through collaboration with various sectors and, in this case, with one of our sister companies for the collective good of the Sultanate.”

Mohammed Tabouk said, “This agreement will boost the speed and efficiency of business processes in Salalah Free Zone. Our aim is to provide integrated services with international standards and this MoU will help us achieve this. A tailor-made service such as this will help elevate SFZ’s investment environment. We hope more stakeholders will be attracted to the Free Zone in line with the Sultanate’s economic diversification plans, which will in turn create more jobs and business opportunities.”

Ahmed Akaak said, “The cooperation between Asyad Group companies is a testament to the collaborative efforts amongst the group to harness an integrated product proposition and provide customers with comprehensive and competitive logistics’ solutions. Such unique offerings position the Sultanate as an ideal hub for global investors and facilitate a more effective business environment.”

The MoU will give Oman Post access to SFZ’s database of investors in order to promote its services and businesses. Meanwhile, Oman Post will carry out fast- track procedures to enable SFZ investors to obtain a P.O. Box and benefit from any post-related services. Oman Post will also provide a postal code number for SFZ.

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