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‘Merger of culture, sports and youth sectors in line with Oman Vision 2040’

25 Jan 2021

H H Sayyid Theyazin al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, meets heads of clubs in Sohar 

The re-structuring and merger of culture, sports and youth sectors into a single ministry is a step in the right direction and will help serve the clubs better in fulfilling their social mission as they are in line with the objectives of Oman Vision 2040, according to H H Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth.

H H Sayyid Theyazin was addressing the presidents of clubs at a meeting held at Sohar Club in Sohar on Monday. 

The minister said that the integration of the three sectors will also help the ministry contribute to achieving laurels in these fields at international level.

H H Sayyid Theyazin said that ‘the clubs will play an effective role with the merger of the three sectors’.

“Clubs in the various governorates are an important place for creativity, whether it is cultural, sports or youth,” he said.

H H Sayyid Theyazin told the club presidents that there is a ‘need to activate the roles of clubs to their maximum limits in all activities of culture, sports and youth’. He called upon them to redouble the efforts and urged them to participate in the ministry’s various programmes, activities and competitions.

H H Sayyid Theyazin hoped that the task of amending the statutes of sports associations will be completed soon. 

The minister said the elections of sports associations under the new statutes will help the new office-bearers to contribute more effectively and efficiently to Oman sports.

H H Sayyid Theyazin said that ‘clubs financial dealings should be more transparent’ and emphasised the ‘importance on investment and need to diversify the financial resources’.

H H Sayyid Theyazin added that the ministry will soon have a separate department to assist clubs regarding investment opportunities. The meeting was also attended by H E Rashad al Hinai and H E Said al Busaidi, undersecretaries at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth.


(With inputs from ONA)

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