H E Dr Rahma bint Ibrahim al Mahrouqiyah, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, recently visited the Raysut Industrial City, which falls under the umbrella of the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates – Madayn.
As per a statement, the minister was introduced to the industries based at the industrial city when she discussed matters related to scientific research, innovation, and technical and vocational training.
During the meeting, Hamad bin Hamoud al Qasabi, director general of Raysut Industrial City, informed that the industrial city has received 23 investment applications this year as of September, of which 12 projects have already been started.
He added that the total volume of investments in Raysut Industrial City exceeded RO438mn at the end of 2019.
“The workforce at the industrial city increased to 3,671 during the same year, and the number of the investment projects was 205. Of these projects, 116 are operating, 44 are under construction and 45 have been allotted spaces,” Qasabi said.
“The total area of Raysut Industrial City grew to 3,947,024sq m during the same period. The leased area in the industrial city is divided into industrial projects (82.7 per cent), service projects (12 per cent) andresidential projects (4.9 per cent), in addition to commercial projects (0.4 per cent).”
Speaking about the industrial projects operating in Raysut Industrial City, Qasabi elaborated that there are 30 factories under the food sector which are specialised in fish freezing and canning, flour and pasta, frozen chicken, vegetable oils, drinking water packaging, biscuits and potato chips.
He added that there are 55 factories under the construction materials industry which manufacture cement products, gypsum products, pipes and tanks, packaging materials, industrial stones and marble cutting and polishing. Additionally, there are three factories at the industrial city which specialise in medical products and medicines.
Other sectors present focus on the production of fertilisers, plastic products, paper products, recycling, dry storage, commercial projects, oil and petrochemical projects, aluminium products, animal feed, and boat and shipbuilding.
The minister also visited Oman Pharmaceuticals Products Company, Dhofar Fisheries and Food Industries Company, and National Cable Factory.