Muscat: Majlis Al Shura concluded its second meeting with the Minister of Transport and Communications with demands for cap on domestic air ticket prices, development of road projects and ports, and the launch of an Omani satellite.
In addition, the Shura members pointed out the importance of strengthening the communications network in the Sultanate. Minister of Transport and Communications Dr. Ahmad bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, discussed various sectors of transport and communications in the Sultanate, including logistics, transport, aviation, port and maritime affairs, telecommunications, and postal services.
The council members focused on reviewing road projects in various governorates and states of the Sultanate, and on development of the road network in some wilayats where the population density is increasing.
The members also inquired about the prices of services provided by operators in the telecommunications sector in the Sultanate, pointing to the importance of strengthening networks in various states of the Sultanate.
Besides, the members called for the development of ports and logistics sectors because of their importance in activating trade and economic movement in the Sultanate. The minister pointed out the need to provide skilled human cadres and facilitate businesses.
During the session, a member asked about the reasons for focusing on foreign investments for projects in the Sultanate.
Meanwhile, the council members demanded a higher ceiling on air tickets prices and inquired about the ministry’s plan to operate and invest in the Sultanate’s airports and postal services. They also pointed out the importance of ports in activating economic movement.
At the same time, a member called for the need to communicate and coordinate with companies concerned to accelerate the launch of an Omani satellite.