What's happening in the governorates of Oman?

Oman Thursday 05/January/2023 12:40 PM
By: Times News Service
What's happening in the governorates of Oman?
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Muscat: Here is what is happening across the governorates of the Sultanate of Oman.

More than 250 educational screens provided to schools in Al Wusta Governorate

The Oman LNG Development Corporation, in coordination with the Directorate General of Education in Al Wusta Governorate, launched an initiative to provide 260 educational TV screens for various Al Wusta schools.

The initiative aims to renew and improve modern technologies in keeping pace with education in order to seek to raise the level of academic achievement in the governorate.

Oman Natural Gas Company is keen to provide support to schools in the governorate in order to develop the requirements of the educational process within the framework of community partnership between the private sector and the government sector and community service.

Sohar Mills Company opens grain storage silos at a cost of OMR 21 million

Sohar Mills Company celebrated the opening of grain storage silos at Sohar Industrial Port, at an investment cost of OMR 21 million and with a storage capacity of 160,000 tonnes.

The silos are considered among the strategic national projects that work to increase the absorptive capacity of grain to ensure that there are sufficient quantities of grain to cover the consumption of the Sultanate of Oman for long periods.

His Excellency Qais bin Mohammed Al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, the sponsor of the ceremony, said that the inauguration of the grain storage silos project in Sohar Industrial Port confirms the interest of the Sultanate of Oman government in the food security sector.

 "The project is one of the most important main drivers for diversifying the national economy and facing global economic fluctuations."

"The competent authorities worked in an integrated manner to provide the appropriate environment for the growth of such projects, enact laws and administrative procedures to encourage them, and facilitate the necessary procedures for their establishment, in line with the economic development pillar of Oman Vision 2040, " the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion added.

His Excellency the Minister explained that the project of establishing food silos with its huge storage capacities comes within the interest of the Sohar Port Free Zone Department in developing food projects in line with the efforts of the Sultanate of Oman to achieve economic diversification.

 Haitham bin Shakhbout Al Saadi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sohar Mills Company, said that the grain storage silos project constitutes a qualitative addition to the food security system in the Sultanate of Oman and comes from the responsibility assumed by the Omani mills in enhancing food security and securing strategic reserves.

"The importance of the project grows with the geopolitical conditions the world is going through, which affected the supply chains in general, and grain supplies in particular, to work on securing the strategic stock of grain," Al Saadi added.

 Al Saadi indicated that the project will contribute to enhancing non-oil activities in the gross domestic product and supporting the rapid growth and development of the food and agricultural sector.

Winners of municipal excellence projects in North Al Batinah Governorate honoured

North Al Batinah Municipality honoured the winners of the municipal excellence projects at the governorate level, under the patronage of His Excellency Mohammed bin Suleiman Al Kindi, Governor of North Al Batinah.

Engineer Sulaiman bin Hamad al-Sunaidi, Director General of North Al Batinah Municipality, said:" Municipal projects in all the governorate's wilayats are witnessing development in all their service fields, as the municipal affairs departments in the wilayats and their various departments sought to achieve aspects of excellence in future projects, including: developing industrial areas, municipal slaughterhouses, and caring of the beaches.

The honouring ceremony included a review of a number of distinguished municipal projects implemented in the

wilayats of North Al Batinah Governorate, in addition to presenting some developmental and creative ideas in municipal work.

In the field of developing industrial areas, the industrial zone in Saham won first place, while the municipal slaughterhouse in Liwa came in first place in the category of municipal excellence for municipal slaughterhouses. The Department of Municipal Affairs in Al Khaboura won first place in the field of beach care.