His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has received a cable of thanks from the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg in reply to His Majesty the Sultan’s greetings cable on the occasion of his country’s National Day.
There was a 6.9 per cent increase in the number of visitors to Salalah during the khareef season in the eighth week (August 8-15), compared to the same period last year. With this the total number of visitors between June 21 and August 15 reached 526,874.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) stated that it had granted licences to ten warehouses in the last six months to sell LPG cylinders. It has also received applications from seven warehouses seeking to sell cylinders.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has announced that 7,498 trademarks, commercial authorisations and commercial agencies were registered in the first quarter of this year.
The sultanate has announced educational scholarships for Indian nationals under the Omani Programme for Cultural and Scientific Cooperation for the academic year 2017-18.
As many as 50,996 Omani tourists availed the e-visa facility to visit India between January and July this year. A total of 836,000 tourists arrived on e-visa as compared to 540,000 during the corresponding period last year, a growth of 54.7 per cent, as per India’s Tourism Ministry.
A 16 year old girl from the southern Indian city of Hyderabad has been fraudulently married to a 65 year old Omani national and brought to Muscat, as per Indian media reports. He reportedly paid the girl's relatives R5lakh (approx RO3,002).
Customs officials at the Buraimi border post foiled an attempt to smuggle 34,250 packs of banned cigarettes. Police said the accused had hidden the smuggled goods in a mobile cold storage meant for transporting vegetables in a vehicle.