Muscat: The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates - Madayn is organising Omani Products’ Exhibitions at Carrefour and Lulu Hypermarket in Salalah, Dhofar governorate in line with Salalah Tourism Festival 2019.
Held as part of Madayn's 'Made in Oman' Campaign, the two exhibitions were inaugurated by Sheikh Salim bin Uffait Al Shanfari, Head of Dhofar Municipality.
Al Shanfari emphasised on the significance of holding such exhibitions during the Khareef season in Salalah to promote Omani products among citizens, residents and visitors as well as to enhance the presence of these products in the local market and subsequently contribute to the advancement of the national economy.
Hamad bin Hamoud Al Qassabi, Director General of Raysut Industrial City, said that the Omani products, in general, are becoming increasingly popular among the consumers in the local and foreign markets. "This has observably encouraged investors to further expand their projects. In fact, the expansions witnessed by the various industrial cities under Madayn come in response to the increasing demands by investors from inside and outside the Sultanate to add new production lines and to localise new industrial and service-related projects," Al Qassabi pointed out.
Commenting on the importance of the two exhibitions held in Salalah, Hamood bin Abdullah Al Balushi, Director of Omani Products' Department at Madayn, stated that this year's exhibitions at Carrefour and Lulu Hypermarket in Salalah come within the framework of cooperation between Madayn and these hypermarkets. "Through these exhibitions, we aim at promoting the Omani products on a larger extent and introduce these products to new consumers. These efforts ultimately benefit the industrial sector in the Sultanate and the national economy in general. It should be noted that Madayn organises Omani Products Exhibitions on an annual basis in Dhofar governorate in line with Salalah Tourism Festival," Al Balushi said.
He elaborated that Madayn makes sure to take part in various events through 'Made in Oman' campaign to emphasise on the benefits of choosing and purchasing the locally manufactured products and services on the national economy.
Visitors to the two exhibitions expressed their admiration for the showcased Omani products, stressing the important efforts undertaken by 'Made in Oman' campaign representatives. Muta'b Al Saidi commented that several Omani products enjoy a high level of quality. "Personally, I constantly make sure to purchase locally manufactured products, particularly food and health products," Al Saidi said, adding: "I feel that it is part of my social responsibility to support the Omani products, which contributes to finding employment opportunities for the Omani cadres and thus contribute to boosting the national economy."
Through his current visit to Oman, Falah Al Shammari from Saudi Arabia got acquainted with a variety of Omani products available in the market. "It feels great to witness products with such excellent quality that is capable of competing with products imported from other countries," Al Shammari said.
"The diversification of the industrial sector in Oman is overwhelming," commented Vijan Chunai from India. "A variety of good quality local made products including food or health products are present in Oman. I have personally seen these products available in various wilayats of the Sultanate and I would always be in favour of Omani products over the imported ones," Vijan added.
Qasim Al Maashani stressed that he always chooses to buy Omani products because they are locally manufactured; the products do not travel for long distances and thus the quality will remain the same; and reassurance of the used ingredients and the products' suitability for use.
It should be noted that 'Made in Oman' Campaign aims at engendering national pride; encouraging consumers both individuals and organisations to choose locally manufactured products and services; underscoring the competent capabilities of the Omani products to compete locally and internationally; and emphasising the importance of buying Omani products and its direct contribution to the national economy.