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Salalah Free Zone signs new deals worth $145mn

3 Nov 2019

Salalah Free Zone (SFZ) has signed three usufruct agreements for the establishment of a food processing plant, a trade and services complex and an international training centre for allied medicine with a total investment value of US$145mn.

A 96,000sqm food processing plant will be established to provide commercial warehouses for the food and beverage industry, logistics and warehousing. A 20,000sqm trading and service complex will include a number of offices and service facilities for businessmen to conduct their business in an integrated business environment.

The international training centre for allied medicine will provide training programmes for various specialties of allied medicine, including but not limited to radiology, laboratories, occupational and physical therapy, etc. in order to develop skills and abilities of human cadres in this specialty.

The agreements were signed by Ali bin Mohammed Tabouk, CEO of SFZ and Ali al Haidar, representative from the Kuwait-based investment group. Construction work is planned to start in the second quarter of 2020.

Tabouk said that SFZ is seeking to attract important projects that will benefit the national economy and provide job opportunities for citizens. He stressed that SFZ has been able to continue its efforts in the localisation of additional new investments.

Tabouk added that Salalah Free Zone will work together with investors to provide all the necessary facilities that help in the construction of these projects in SFZ. 

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