The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI)onMonday night hosted Minister of Transport and Communications HE Dr Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Futaisi during the third Ramadan night. The event focused on three themes – developments in projects supervised by the ministry (roads, airports, ports, train), the ministry’s orientations to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the current and future projects and its vision about integration with the private sector in the infrastructure projects.
Director of Oman Railway Project Abdul Rahman Bin Salim Al Hatmi said that our vision is to develop a network of trains to enable the transportation industry become a vital source for the Omani economy. He added that the project is aimed at maintaining the flow of investments in the railway sector in the Sultanate and to settle and initiate industries in the areas of design, construction, operation and maintenance and that they should be in high technical and competitive levels, so that they can export their products to foreign markets and create direct and indirect jobs for the Omanis. He pointed out that excellence centres will be established for Omani professional capacities to lead the railway sector in the Sultanate, and that the Sultanate’s training resources to be a regional centre.