Under the auspices of H E Dr Ahmed Mohammed al Futaisi, Minister of Transport, Sohar Port and Freezone on Monday celebrated its 15th anniversary in a glittering ceremony at the Kempinski Hotel Muscat.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of various ministries and senior officials from the private and public organisations.
Commenting on the event, H E Futaisisaid,”Fifteen years since the inception of Sohar Port and Freezone, we are proud to have established a world-class port on the coasts of Oman to serve the region and the world. Sohar Port has become a pivotal part of the logistics sector in the sultanate and a major import-export hub for both Oman and the regional countries.”
H E Futaisi said that the port itself is a success story, with regard to several aspects. “This especially includes its achievement of attracting large vessels and international investors, accommodating a variety of industries and handling a diverse range and size of general cargos, containers and other goods.”
During Sohar Port and Freezone’s 15th anniversary ceremony, as part of the government’s effort to boost integrated logistics services in the country, an agreement was also signed under the patronage of H E Futaisi for the development of a truck rest area.
The agreement was signed between Dr Mohammed Nasser al Zaabi, chairman of the board of Sohar Port and Freezone and Issa Mohammed Ali al Barmani, managing director of Meena Investment Park LLC. The upcoming project, which will be spread across 50,000sqm area, will envisage a total investment of around RO2.5mn.
Initiated by the Ministry of Transport and spearheaded by Asyad Group, the truck rest area will assist in promoting road safety after the significant increase in the number of trucks at the port. The truck rest area will offer an added value to the logistics infrastructure of Sohar Port and Freezone and to all its tenants from various road transport companies.
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