Muscat: Oman’s first and very own industrial park is coming next year in January that will feature as the automobile as well as a construction hub.
Sandan Development announced the readiness of the Sandan Industrial Park on Monday, December 30, 2019 which is located 35 minutes from Muscat in Halban.
It is expected to open on January 22, 2020, as the first integrated industrial city managed by the private sector in the Sultanate. It will possess the infrastructure that meets the needs of investors and service seekers, according to the developers.
They added that the commercial activities are already in place and have begun to increase significantly with recent operation of various auto showrooms. The opening of other activities including construction related showrooms, gas station, bank, food outlets, residence, and many more will follow in the coming months.
Talking to Times of Oman, Muhammad bin Sulaiman Al Kindy, Chairman of Sandan Development said that he is very happy to announce the soft opening of Oman’s first industrial park.
“A number of activities have already opened, especially auto showrooms, which have an active movement. We at Sandan Industrial Park, expect to receive more than 15 thousand visitors daily in addition to thousands of workers.
“We desire to attract new and innovative business ideas that rely on technology, as Sandan Industrial Park will host the first indoor auto e-auction hall in the Sultanate equipped with all modern systems, in addition to the traditional auto auction managed in an organised and effective manner,” Al Kindy added.
The developers explained that Sandan Industrial Park would be a pioneer in this aspect given the diversity of auto activities.
Ali Sulaiman, CEO of Sandan Development, stated that the Park would be the central market for the auto trade in terms of purchase and sale through the existing showrooms and associated commercial and industrial activities.
“Besides the showrooms, it will include auto repair workshops and the largest centre for scrap. The availability of services, whether governmental or private, would have a significant role in promoting commercial traffic. Communications companies, travel and tourism offices and financial institutions, including Bank Muscat and exchange offices are there to facilitate business.
Sulaiman also indicated that the rental prices provided are appropriate and affordable for all compared to the prices in other industrial areas.
“Sandan Industrial Park includes the largest cluster of used auto showrooms in the Sultanate in addition to other support services for the auto market, such as insurance, finance, Sanad offices, warehouses, maintenance workshops, four-wheel auto garages, many auto parts stores, tire and polishing stores, accessory stores in addition to other commercial and industrial activities,” the CEO added.
In addition to that, an agreement was signed with the Al Maha Petroleum Products Marketing Company and Durrat Al Sahel Company recently to rent 40 commercial, industrial and residential units to establish the Iranian neighbourhood in Sandan.
"Due to the increasing demand by investors on the units of Sandan Industrial Park, especially the repair shops for large cars, warehouses and the indoor e-auction hall, we agreed with the Omani-Lebanese Company to establish expansion works that include new units. Accordingly, Sandan Development will sign several agreements with various companies seeking to reserve their locations in Sandan Industrial Park," added Sulaiman.