Push to bring municipal services within Invest Easy portal

Energy Monday 03/September/2018 22:49 PM
By: Times News Service
Push to bring municipal services within Invest Easy portal

Muscat: A specific timeframe for linking municipal services to Invest Easy portal was discussed at a coordination meeting on Monday.
The meeting was held at the Implementation and Follow-up Support Unit headquarters on the integration of the Municipality’s services to investors for the “Invest Easy” portal in the presence of Dr. Khamis bin Saif Al Jabri, Chairman of the Implementation and Follow-up Support Unit, Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Shehi, Minister of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, and Eng. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Theeb, Undersecretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and a number of members of Information Technology Authority (ITA).
It reviewed the cooperation between the concerned authorities on linking the municipality’s services to investors with “Invest Easy” portal. It discussed all the challenges that hinder the municipalities from joining the portal, which is hoped to provide more facilities for citizens and investors through the accession of many service agencies and ministries.
The meeting discussed setting a specific timeframe for joining these services to “Invest Easy” and developing the necessary mechanisms and ways that will speed up the process of accession and strive to make maximum use of the portal services to all beneficiaries.
The main objective of the business environment programme initiatives pursued by the Unit is to promote principles of responsibility and transparency of governmental sector, increase competitiveness of the Sultanate, attract domestic and foreign investments, and serve these trends through streamlining and facilitating the procedures of investors.
Through its work, the Implementation and Follow-up Support Unit seeks to improve the business environment for the sustainability of the Omani economy. Twenty-two initiatives and projects have been identified to improve the performance of this important sector.
The sector has made good progress in the implementation of a number of initiatives, including initiative to simplify environmental permits, the legal framework for real estate investment funds, and the addition of six government entities to “InvestEasy”.