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Tender Board Chief visits Public Establishment for Industrial Estates

Oman: Monday, March 05 - 2012 @ 12:44

Al Huraibi’s visit comes within the framework of the tender board to cooperate with various organizations including the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE). While receiving Al Huraibi yesterday, Hilal bin Hamad Al Ahsani, CEO of PEIE, expressed gratitude for the pivotal role played by tender board in the development process in the Sultanate.

Al Ahsani highlighted the role of PEIE in attracting industrial investments and providing continued support, through regionally and globally competitive strategies, high-quality infrastructure, and value-added services.

Officials from PEIE delivered a presentation which identified the various industrial estates managed by the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates across the Sultanate. The officials stressed on the vision of PEIE, which lies in strengthening the position of Oman as a regional leader hub in terms of industries, information technology, communications, entrepreneurship and innovations.

“Besides, the main mission of PEIE is to attract industrial investments and provide ongoing support through the strategies of regional, global competitiveness, and through offering high quality infrastructure and value-added services, in addition to providing excellent government procedures,” officials explained.

The meeting also discussed a number of important themes related to activating transparency for investors through the website of the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates. The website offers transparent details and helpful services for the investors. For instance, the website contains a navigation system, which allows the investor to identify the exact location of the estates and their companies. The system also permits the user to identify the roots from his location to his destination in a particular industrial estate.

Officials at The Knowledge Mine (TKM) briefed on the objectives of TKM, which seeks to create an ideal environment to develop start-ups and encourage young innovative Omanis to start businesses and expand their activities to provide better services. TKM provides the companies and institutions with necessary expertise, advice and support through the latest modern technology, latest technology laboratories and training halls, which are made for all purposes related to various fields.

Subsequently, Al Huraibi visited three companies based in KOM2 building and was briefed on their missions and objectives. These companies include Oman Air’s Call Center, and two of the companies based in The Knowledge Mine (TKM), namely: Inter Design and Mazoon Environmental & Technological Services LLC.

He also visited KOM4 building, which is considered to be one of the projects that PEIE rely upon in the revitalization of investment in the Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM). This project is designed as a landmark building transferring ICT infrastructure and accommodations in the park to advanced levels of professionalism. The project includes state of the art office spaces and other common facilities. Around 4000 square meters will be dedicated to the National Center for Entrepreneurship, which will complement the significant role played by The Knowledge Mine (TKM). The National Center for Entrepreneurship will start its operations by the second quarter of the current year.

Al Huraibi expressed his admiration for the quality of efforts undertaken by the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates in the vital sector of ICT. He also expressed the aspiration of the tender board to advance cooperation with the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates. He also hailed the investment friendly environment and the availability of high-quality infrastructure and services provided by PEIE which serve the public interest.

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