Tag: Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Omran: New Work Opportunities

hotelAn additional 1,000 jobs will soon become available in Oman’s hotelier industry.  Together with Omani developers, Omran (the Oman Tourism Development Company) will be requiring more staff to operate three new hotels.  And this will be expanded over the next 5 years, according to James Wilson, CEO of Omran.  He said that there will need to be the training of around 10,000 people who will be working in the hospitality, tourism and real estate industries.  This will ultimately move employment away from just being reliant on oil.

Furthermore, Omran recently started work on Muscat’s Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Waterfront Project, featuring a multi-use waterfront.  It is hoped that this will span 64 hectares and will be ready by 2020.

Meanwhile, Oman’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry has also been working toward escalating employment in the area.  Via the Human Resource and Job Market Development Committee, the Chamber recently held a seminar on ‘Creating opportunities in the job market,’ for SME owners, entrepreneurs, representatives from OAMC and Orpic and more.  OCCI’s Human Resource and Job Market Development Committee Chair, Mohamed Hassan al Ansi inaugurated the event and Orpic’s Ibrahim al Mamari delivered a presentation on how companies could support SMEs.

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Opening of OCCI and INDEXPO

Last week, the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), together with the Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Union and the Silver Star Projects Company, opened the INDEXPO, the fourth Oman-India trade exhibition.  Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasir al Bakir, the country’s Manpower Minister, engaged in the opening process, said that the exhibition is important in terms of the development of good relations between India and the Sultanate.

These exhibitions are extremely important for many reasons.  It already shows those in India and Oman how well relations are progressing between the two regions and it further opens opportunities for businesses and investors to bolster all activity in the Sultanate. Officials also hope that it will be extremely beneficial to all, especially the over 80 Indian business participants since it should open the potential for new activity for them in the Omani market.

Further Omani Business Potential

The OCCI’s chairman, Khalil bin Abdullah al Khonji also spoke about the upcoming plans of an Omani trade exhibition in New Delhi later on this year.  This will be attended by Omani companies as well.  So it seems there is definite activity that will be furthering possibilities for businesses and investors in Oman.

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