Oman participates in international horticultural expo 2023 in Doha

Oman Monday 02/October/2023 20:43 PM
Oman participates in international horticultural expo 2023 in Doha

Doha: The Sultanate of Oman took part in “Expo 2023 Doha”, a horticulture exposition held under the slogan “Green Desert, Better Environment”.

The event, which saw the participation of more than 68 countries and international organizations, focused on the themes of sustainability, environmental awareness, technology, innovation and modern farming methods.

The opening ceremony was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.

Oman’s pavilion showcases 1,600 specimens of trees and plants transported from the Botanical Garden and planted on the designated land in Oman’s pavilion.

The plants in the pavilion represent the unique diversity that abounds in the Omani terrain and mountains extending from Musandam Governorate (far north) to Dhofar Governorate (far south).

The pavilion constitutes an embodiment of different types of Omani environments. It offers a simulation of terraced farming environments at Al Jabal Al Akhdar in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, the Dhofar monsoon environment and the semi-arid environment. It also comprises some perennial trees in Oman, including the frankincense tree and the perennial baobab tree found in the Dhofar Governorate—the last extension of such plants in the Arabian Peninsula.

The pavilion allows the visitors to learn about the engineering heritage of the Omani aflaj (manmade water channels), which reflects the values of cooperation, tolerance and dialogue among local communities. The plants are also displayed in an interactive way, enabling the visitors to view related information through artificial intelligence using QR Code technology.

The pavilion also stands out as a representation of the Omani Botanical Garden, one of the country’s pioneering projects and tourism pillars.

Oman’s pavilion also allocates a space for owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The Omani pavilion at Expo 2023 Doha occupies an area of 900 square metres, and it includes a majlis (sitting area) and a store selling agricultural products.