Mwasalat bus trips to ease Muscat book fair gridlock

Oman Friday 19/February/2016 19:17 PM
By: Times News Service
Mwasalat bus trips to ease Muscat book fair gridlock

Muscat: Mwasalat will operate special buses to the Muscat International Book Fair, to ease traffic congestion, Dr. Abdul Munim bin Mansour Al Hasani, Minister of Information, announced on Wednesday.
Dr. Al Hasani added that the 21st Muscat International Book Fair 2016 will kick off at the Oman International Exhibition Centre on February 24 and continue until March 5, under the auspices of Mohammed bin Al Zubair, Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan for Economic Planning Affairs.
He added that the fair is to include two sections, with ‘Al Farahidi’ being dedicated to official agencies, along with Arab and foreign publishers displaying Arabic books. The second section will be ‘Ahmed Bin Majid’, dedicated to those publishing houses displaying foreign, Arab and children’s books, as well as the fair’s associated events and activities.
“The fair, which stretches over 8,550 square metres, houses 950 pavilions. The total area of the last fair was 7,848 square metres, with 872 pavilions,” Dr. Al Hasani noted.