Student company uses mesquite trees to produce wooden crafts

Oman Sunday 23/June/2024 15:06 PM
By: Times News Service
Student company uses mesquite trees to produce wooden crafts
Muscat :A student company from the Wilayat of Ibri in Al Dhahirah Governorate has used mesquite trees to produce wooden crafts and floor tiles.
A student company from Abu Darda’ School for Boys, in the Wilayat of Ibri, is utilising the wood of mesquite trees for making high-quality products as part of the Ministry of Education’s keenness to support student ideas and enhance their entrepreneurship capabilities.
The student company (Salaba) also produces wooden flooring products (parquet) from mesquite trees.
These products are environmentally friendly, in addition to being resistant to wood-eating insects, easy to disassemble and install.
It is a good insulator of heat as well as moisture resistant.
Yousef bin Mohammed Al Hinai, a career guidance specialist and supervisor of the student company’s team, pointed out that the idea of the
Salaba Student Company came during a discussion on the mesquite tree removal campaigns due to tits harmful impact on the environment.
The team concluded that it is possible to make use of the wood of mesquite trees in wooden crafts industries. It will also save money and effort made by the competent authorities in removing this type of tree.
Al Hinai added that the company obtained a licence from the competent authorities to provide mesquite wood and a certificate of the suitability of using this type of wood, in addition to the student company concluding a contract with a strategic partner to manufacture the product.
Muayyad bin Muslim Al Sarkhi, Head of the student company, said that the company has found the necessary encouragement and support from various institutions such as the General Directorate of Agriculture and Water Resources in Al Dhahirah Governorate, the branch of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Al Dhahirah Governorate, the Vocational College in Ibri, and the branch of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Ibri.
 "The company aspires to expand the types of products made from mesquite trees and reach various local and foreign markets to be a leading company in the field of manufacturing wooden floors. This initiative reflects the great ambitions of students to enter the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation and embodies Oman Vision 2040 of creating a generation that works to localise various industries to reach globalisation and expand Omani industries in various fields," said Muayyad bin Muslim Al Sarkhi.