Progress of Oman's manufacturing sector in implementing Tanfeedh initiatives reviewed

Energy Wednesday 22/February/2017 22:13 PM
By: Times News Service
Progress of Oman's manufacturing sector in implementing Tanfeedh initiatives reviewed

Muscat: About 10 per cent of the Tanfeedh initiatives for the industrial sector have been completed, a review meeting was told on Wednesday.
The 3rd meeting of the steering committee to follow up the progress made in implementing the outcomes of Tanfeedh initiatives at the industrial sector was held yesterday at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The meeting was patronised over by Dr. Ali bin Masood Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry in the presence of the Tanfeedh Support and Follow Up Unit and representatives of the public and private organisations.
During the meeting, it was announced that about 10 per cent of the industrial sector initiatives have been completed by providing solutions to some of the challenges as per the timetable developed at the manufacturing industries lab initiatives.
The meeting stressed the need to continue the logic works for one of the industrial projects and continue the import of materials through Sultan Qaboos Port until the import terminal is transferred to Sohar Port to ensure sustainability of the materials for new project on the long run.
The meeting also reviewed the executive stance for some of the initiatives associated with the aluminum and steel industries. 60 per cent of the work has been completed at some of these initiatives, as per the planned timetable at the Tanfeedh labs.
It also reviewed the budget allocated by the government for the industrial innovation project in Sohar and other projects as well.
It discussed the alternatives to provide 500 megawatt of electricity for the industrial projects including using coal at the Special
As for the scaffolding project, which is include the metallic minerals, the Committee said that the project is expected to be completed during the third quarter
of this year.
It also discussed signing a MoU among Oman National Investments Development Company ‘Tanmia’ and the Directorate General for the One Million Date Palm Tree and Industrial Innovation Centre on the innovative investment of the date palm trees in the Sultanate.