Omantribune
Oman Tribune
Omantribune
Omantribune Search News
Web Oman
    Google Search Button
      Tribune
- Oman
- Soccer World Cup
- Other Top Stories
- Middle East
- Business
- Sports
- India
- Pakistan
- Asia
- Europe
- Americas
- Columnists
- Editorial
- Oman Mirror
- Special Features
- Cinema
- PDF Pages
- Weather
- Travel
- Currency Rate
- Hospitals
- Pharmacies
- Services
- Flight Timings
- Museum Timings
Omantribune Home Omantribune About Us Omantribune Advertising Information Omantribune Archives Omantribune Subscribe-Form Omantribune Jobs Omantribune Contact Us
Thursday, August 28, 2014  

Oman to boost economic relations with Singapore
SINGAPORE The Omani-Singaporean Joint Committee on Wednesday sought to strengthen economic cooperation between the countries at its 11th session held at the Singaporean Foreign Ministry. The countries also discussed measures to boost investment in services and technology in the countries.

Hilal Bin Hamad Al Hasani, CEO of PEIE, said that both countries signed a memorandum of understanding to boost industrial productivity, development of food industry and competition in markets.

PEIE, through the Industrial Development Centre which is currently under development, will get help from Singapore to boost productivity, packaging and food industry that would activate and develop performance of the Sultanate’s industrial sector, he added.  

Further, Oman’s Information Technology Authority (ITA) sought more cooperation and investment from its Singapore counterpart.

Dr Salim Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, said that it had signed two agreements with a number of Singaporean companies in the field of IT for training Omani SME businessmen.

Eng. Said Bin Darwish Al Alawi, Health Affairs Advisor at the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, stressed the importance of taking advantage of Singapore’s expertise in the management of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.  

The meeting also discussed cooperation in tourism sector. Eng. Mohammed Bin Mahmoud Al Zedjali, Director-General of Investors’ Services and Quality Management, stressed the importance of investment in the tourism sector in the Sultanate and sought cooperation and expertise from Singapore in the hotel industry, development of tourism sector.  

Moreover, the meeting also discussed cooperation between the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) and Consumer Protection Commission in Singapore.

Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Ma’amari, Director of PACP Complaints Departments, stressed the need to control markets stability and availability of goods. He also sought help for developing a mechanism for making statistical data on prices. HE Eng. Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Dheeb, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, who headed the Omani delegates, said that the economic ties between the Sultanate and Singapore aim to boost growth in various areas of trade and investment.

Regarding the investment fund signed by the countries, Al Dheeb said that the fund is under study and it will be used for financing a number of joint investment projects in the Sultanate in the coming period. 

Oman News Agency
NEWS UPDATES
Oman
ROP celebrates graduation of new batch of recruits
IDB assistance to boost Wadi Daiqah water project
Tender floated for 207km Sohar-Buraimi rail stretch
Indian defence team briefed on significance of Dhofar
424 workers found violating Labour Law
OCCI, Oman Air officials discuss economic issues
Citizens asked to keep off W. Africa
Other Top Stories
Liberia protesters fired upon as Ebola toll rises
Erdogan to take oath today, Davutoglu named new PM
IS executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria air base
Iraq troops bid to break IS hold over Amerli
Cameroon kills 27 Boko Haram militants in border clashes
India
Leave out tainted, corrupt ministers, court tells Modi
PMO, Shah blast ‘baseless’ rumours about misconduct by Rajnath’s son
PM to launch financial inclusion plan today
Generational change taking place in BJP, says Venkaiah
Prasad unveils dot Bharat domain name
Government junks Gadgil report on Western Ghats
BSF lodges protest with Rangers over truce violations
Cops get three days to question shooter’s husband in deceit case
‘Idea boxes’ kept in Delhi to get tips on governance
Tipplers may head to state borders after prohibition
Kerala crisis a storm in tea cup: Antony
Uttarakhand woman kills leopard with sickle
Pakistan
Protesters given 24-hour deadline to clear venue
Imran withdraws legal response to Iftikhar’s defamation notice
Taliban’s new splinter group vows to carry out attacks
Displaced people of North Waziristan seek time frame for return
US dubs money changer ‘terrorist’
Government blamed for Model Town incident
Capital’s protest venue raises stink
Middle East
Celebrations fill Gaza streets
IS targets Syrian tribe for mass persecution
S. Sudan rivals trade blame over UN copter crash
Eight Saudis held for inciting youths
Iraqi village now turns outpost for Kurdish fighters
Asia
Crisis deepens as Abdullah, Ghani boycott vote audit
Malaysian cops arrest 42 Nepalese workers over riots at export factory
Afghan forces take on Taliban for control of Kunduz
15 Australian militants killed in Syria, Iraq
Abu Sayyaf leader wanted for Sabah abductions held
Business
Exit Nawras, enter Ooredoo
Oil output to stay at 950,000 barrels per day, says Aufi
US growth at 1.5% this year
Saudi Arabia crude exports fall in June
India can achieve 7% growth with reforms: Moody’s
MAM thrown out of Chettinad board
Mozilla bet on India with cheapest smartphone
Maruti to challenge CCI penalty
‘Oil and Gas Year Oman’ released
ECB to lure banks with ‘ultra long’ loan programme
China to keep ‘targeted’ policy to boost growth
China to keep ‘targeted’ policy to boost growth
Uber eyes Germany growth despite ban
Hungary to be ‘start-up’ hub by ’20
Snapchat messaging valued at $10b
Survival of the fittest in the new iron age
Europe
Kiev seeks Nato help as rebels take over town
Brown joins hands with Darling, urges Scots to reject referendum
Berlin passes tougher laws to tackle hate crimes
Lagarde charged with ‘negligence’ over graft, vows to brief IMF board
British police arrest man in Pak politician murder case
Revellers drench in red goo at Tomatina
Farage picked as UKIP candidate in 2015 election
Sports
De Villiers, Du Plessis tons seal Proteas win
Bandar Al Rowdha win Optimist Team Race Nationals in Musannah
United knocked out of League Cup
Donovan to make US farewell in friendly against Ecuador
Warnock ends long break, joins Palace
Celtic dumped out of Champions League
Jorgensen breezes through into last 16 at worlds
Klitschko reschedules Pulev fight to Nov. 15
Court restores passport of ousted IPL boss Modi
Western Sydney send champs Guangzhou packing
Raina scripts huge victory for India
Americas
American suspected of fighting with IS militants killed in Syria
Obama weighs risk of anti-IS fight in Syria
US journalist returns home after 2-year ordeal in Syria
Protest continues over US teen killing
Scribe’s mother pleads with IS to spare son’s life
Escobar hit man walks free after 22 years

Sports


International

© 2013 Oman Tribune. All rights reserved. Best viewed in 800 X 600 resolution