Opaz introduces package of new digital services in Duqm

Business Monday 09/October/2023 18:00 PM
By: Times News Service
Opaz introduces package of new digital services in Duqm

Muscat: The Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (Opaz) launched a package of new digital services in the digital portal of the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (Sezad).

Introducing the new package supports the digital transformation plan of Opaz being implemented in the special economic zones, free zones and industrial cities and reflects its efforts to automate procedures for investors.

The new package brings nine services related to the construction sector, including the excavation permit service, cutting the asphalt road, excavating under the road, installing signals or banners on the road’s path, agricultural works, excavations, backfilling, and other works within the road’s right of way, supplying electricity, water, gas, telephone, and sewage services, installing lighting poles, and driving vehicles of exceptional weights or dimensions on the road, building intersections, entrances and exits on the road, and constructing roads.

Moreover, these services come in line with the framework of Opaz's efforts to facilitate and accelerate procedures for investors in Sezad, reduce time and effort, and achieve transparency for all investors in the Zone. On the other hand, these services represent a continuation of the digital transformation process, which started by automating the one-stop services in Sezad, accelerating the process of investors’ transactions, and facilitating the practice of economic activities.

Commenting on the new services, Mohammed bin Abdulmajeed Al Hooti, Lead of Digital Transformation at the Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (Opaz), indicated that the launch of these new services came to keep pace with the development witnessed by the Special Economic Zone at Duqm in the increase in the number of projects in various sectors, as well as facilitating procedures for investors and beneficiaries, benefiting from the services provided by Opaz and its affiliated zones.

“The digital services provided by Opaz contribute to accelerating the pace of business, organising it, and simplifying it to meet the expectations of the digital government. Furthermore, Opaz continues its endeavour to introduce more services that will contribute to thriving the business environment in special economic zones, free zones, and industrial cities,” Al Hooti explained.