Oman Rail meeting with the bidders participating in the Operating and Maintenance tender.
Oman Rail team distributes educational toys and gifts to the children in Buraimi hospital and Sohar hospital for the occasion of Eid Alfitr.
Pre-qualification For EPC Contracting Services For Oman Rail Projects
Thursday 09 April 15 Oman Rail presented its business opportunities to the local business community in the chamber of commerce Al Buraimi. Mr. Hamdy Almarhuby, ICV manager shared Oman Rail's ICV strategy with the attendees.
Oman Rail attended the 1st International Conference on Railway Interoperability, Standardization and Harmonization for the Middle East, organized by UIC and UIC Middle East, which took place on the 30th and 31st March 2015 in Doha, Qatar. The event was also attended by more than one hundred pioneers and leaders of the transportation industry in the world.
Oman Rail participated in Middle East Rail conference and expo, led by Mr. John Lesniewski the Chief Commercial Officer. ME rail is the largest conference and expo in the region gathers government sector, rail operators and contractors. Oman Rail had a remarkable participation in the conference in speeches and roundtable dissuasions.Oman Rail participated in Middle East Rail conference and expo, led by Mr. John Lesniewski the Chief Commercial Officer. ME rail is the largest conference and expo in the region gathers government sector, rail operators and contractors. Oman Rail had a remarkable participation in the conference in speeches and roundtable dissuasions.
10 March 15 Oman Rail presented its business opportunities to the local business community in the chamber of commerce Sohar. Mr. Hamdy Almarhuby, ICV manager shared Oman Rail's ICV strategy with the attendees
Oman Rail announced the consortium participated in design and build of segment one. Eleven companies submitted their technical offers and evaluation is in progress.
Abdul Rahman bin Salim al Hatmi, CEO Oman Railways, Spoke about the opening of the excellence center and developing the general security and safety strategy, approving a framework for the integrated management system and enhancing the company brand image with the society and customers.
Abdul Rehman bin Salim al Hatmi, CEO of Oman Rail, during an interaction with top administrative and civil staff members of Dhofar. In his presentation he tried to make them understand the broader framework of the Oman Rail project and sought their cooperation in making the local people understand the project, which has evoked good response from all the stakeholders.
Oman offers no restrictions on the repatriation of capital or profits, up to 10-year exemption on corporate tax, up to 100 per cent foreign ownership, customs exceptions for machinery and materials used for manufacturing and no personal income tax.
Highlighting these business-friendly investment incentives H E Dr Ali al Sunaidi, Minister of Commerce and Industry, on Tuesday invited Indian businessmen to his country.
The minister is leading a large high-level delegation, reflecting the high priority accorded to the long-standing relationship between the sultanate and India, and the desire to continue building the strategic partnership between the two friendly countries.
Speaking at the India-Oman Joint Business Council Meeting, organised by FICCI, H E Dr Sunaidi said, “Our two countries have witnessed a surge in bilateral trade in 2013; crossing the landmark figure of US$6bn, compared with approximately US$3.9bn in 2012. Today, there is a prominent Indian presence in both Oman’s economy and society. Indian companies have sought to capitalise on the lucrative market opportunities in Oman’s economy as it continues to rapidly grow and develop.”
The minister said, "Oman also has something that distinguishes us from the vast majority of other nations, a free trade agreement with the United States. As a key global export destination for India, Indian firms could also benefit significantly from establishing operations in Oman to capitalise on the access we provide to the lucrative US market."
He added that Oman has historically depended on oil, gas, and mineral resources, but diversification is now a high priority and there are many investment opportunities for Indian firms in Oman’s non-hydrocarbon sectors. There are four in particular, transportation, manufacturing, information and communication technologies (ICT) and health care that can play to the comparative advantages and strengths of both the nations
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Oman Rail team did a meeting with Al Dharagoverner on 22nd October 2014 to discuss further about seconed segments in more details. Meeting was attned by Eng. Abdulrahman Al Hatmi CEO of company.
The Oman Investment Forum opened in Tokyo, led by Dr Hamed Said al Oufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. Organised by Ithraa, and was attaned by Mr. Abdulaziz Al Rashdi communication manager, representative of Oman Rail.
The two-day forum will bring together representatives from the Omani and Japanese industrial sectors, government agencies and trade organisations to discuss investment and economic co-operation.
Khalid Al Musalhi, the Sultanate's Ambassador to Japan said: "The Oman Investment Forum is an ideal platform to strengthen the economic and trade relations between Oman and Japan.
"The program will showcase Oman as a gateway into key markets in the region and I'm confident that it will deliver results."
In light of rapid developments and mega infrastructure projects currently being rolled-out across Oman that aims to capitalize on the economic diversification plans of the government, the public transport sector is seen to play a central role in the socio-economic progress of Oman. Exponential growth of the total population in the urban centre continues to grow in size as a result of economic prosperity and industrialization. But whilst the development of its policies in encouraging fiscal growth, it is imperative that both government and private sectors explore the emerging opportunities and create a sustainable strategy for a fully integrated and improved public transportation system for the country.
International Trade Fair for Transport Technology - Innovative Components, Vehicles, Systems
With a large number of reference projects and over 220 transport technology firms, Berlin is the main focus of Germany's transport engineering industry and an ideal venue for InnoTrans, an international platform for buyers and sellers of passenger and freight transport technology. InnoTrans has become established as an international industry showplace focusing on Railway Technology. A full range of rail vehicles are presented in static displays on the Messe Berlin tracks located outside the exhibition halls. Other key InnoTrans features include Railway Infrastructure, Interiors (incl. Travel Catering & Comfort Services), Public Transport and Tunnel Construction.
Oman's ambitious national railway project, estimated to cost anywhere between OMR5-6 billion for building 2,244 kilometres of railway line, will be implemented on a fast track basis and completed in a single phase, instead of three phases as proposed earlier.
The government is in an advanced stage to appoint a project management consultant, after the Tender Board short-listed a few companies that submitted their bids. "We are in the process of reviewing and evaluating the tenders and hope that by the end of this month, we will send our recommendations to the Tender Board to process these further," said Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, on the sidelines of an investment opportunities forum on railway project conducted under the patronage of His Highness SayyidAsa'ad bin Tariq bin Taimour Al Said, Representative of His Majesty the Sultan.
The first contract for the 2,244-km-long railway line will be awarded by the end of 2014 and a section of the railway project is expected to become operational by 2018. "We are going ahead (with the project) on a fast track and through this forum, we are asking the private sector to think about investment strategy and take advantage of the available opportunities."
Italferr, an Italian engineering firm, won a contract for consultancy services for preliminary design of the national railway project. The whole railway will have 30 small stations, 10 interim stations, six large stations and eight marshalling yards.
Al Futaisi said the newly-formed Oman Railway Company (which is under the Ministry of Transport and Communications) would take care of the entire implementation programme, including procurement. "Then it will look at the operations part. It will decide whether it is to be operated by the company itself or a subsidiary be created to take care of operation," added the minister. Oman Railway Company (ORC) may also consider giving the operation licence to a foreign company.
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.