Muscat: A meeting was held by the Tourism Sector’s Steering Committee to discuss the developments of the National Programme for Enhancing Economic Diversification (Tanfeedh), review the performance indicators and assess the progress made in implementing the sector’s initiatives.
The committee discussed a range of issues and approved allocating local land plots for cafés and restaurants in Al Athaiba, A’Sarooj in the Governorate of Muscat and Dhofar.
The meeting also discussed facilitating the establishment of integrated tourism complexes, hotels and tourist attractions.
It also discussed the status of the comprehensive tourism layouts in several wilayats.
The Ministry of Tourism has floated tenders to develop comprehensive tourism layouts for Muscat, A’Dakhiliyah, Dhofar and South A’Sharqiyah governorates.
The Ministry also awarded the tender for developing an integrated tourism layout for the Governorate of Musandam.
The committee also discussed the establishment of one stop station as a centre for investor and customer service at the Ministry of Tourism through operating the customer service centre.
A model of the customer service centre has been presented to provide facilities for investors.
On the other hand, the meeting reviewed the initiative made to facilitate the follow up of issuing tourist visas for the new tourist exporting markets.
The team is developing a marketing plan for the sponsored visas, e-visas. The team is also following up with the relevant organisations to introduce the e-visa.