Award winning factories to be honoured on Oman Industry Day

Business Sunday 07/February/2016 19:19 PM
By: Times News Service
Award winning factories to be honoured on Oman Industry Day

Muscat: Ministry of Commerce and Industry will celebrate Oman Industry Day on Tuesday. This day is being celebrated every year on February 9 to mark the Royal visit of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to the Rusayl Industrial Estate on February 9, 1991.
The ministry pays great attention to celebrating this occasion annually through holding an annual open meeting in which the minister of commerce and industry meets manufacturers and the parties interested in this sector. In conjunction with celebrating Oman Industrial Day, the factories winning Sultan Qaboos Industrial Excellence Award for the best five factories this year, will be honoured.
Held at Barr Al Jissah Resort, the celebration will be patronised by Lieutenant-General Hassan bin Mohsen Al Shariqi, Inspector General for Police and Customs. It will be attended by some ministers, advisor, undersecretaries and others associated with the industrial sector.
The celebration aims to closely identify the latest developments related to the industrial sector in the Sultanate. During the celebration, authorities will listen to opinions of manufacturers about the important challenges and obstacles facing the industry in Oman. They will also discuss possible solutions and proposal for developing the industrial sector.
The authorities will also seek to reply on their inquiries that lie within the scope of the ministry, refer the inquiries related to external entities to the concerned parties and follow up with these entities so as to find solutions.
Engineer Nahla bint Abdul Wahab Al Hamdiah, director general at the Directorate General of Industry in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said: "The ministry officials thought that it is appropriate to distribute the Sultan Qaboos Industrial Excellence Award this year in conjunction with celebrating Oman Industry Day."
"The decision of combining the two celebrations was taken early last year. Since the last edition of Oman Industrial Day, coordination has been made to form committees as well as technical and administrative working teams to organise the two occasions. Efforts are still being exerted and work is still in progress to organise the event well as usual,” she explained.
"A workshop entitled ‘Ways to deal with challenges facing the industrial sector’ brought manufacturers from various industrial sectors together. A seminar that reviewed the investment opportunities in the industrial sector has also been held. It was attended by representatives from the Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting; in addition to a selected group of investors and persons interested in the industrial sector. Such events were also accompanied by some activities held in the industrial estates and organised by the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates,” Al Hamdiah said.