Muscat – The Ministry of Economy (MoE) on Tuesday released the ‘Strategic Programmes Folder’ for the 10th Five-Year Development Plan 2021-25, which focuses on 14 national priorities and 430 strategic programmes chosen as per the priorities of Oman Vision 2040.
‘The Strategic Programmes Folder is an integral part and main document of the 10th Five-Year Development Plan. These programmes aim to identify mechanisms for achieving objectives of Oman Vision 2040 over the next five years,’ the ministry stated in its document.
Strategic programmes in the 10th five-year plan include legislative, institutional and regulatory framework development, financial resources and funding sources arrangement in addition to programmes aiming to enhance the use of available resources.
The Strategic Programmes cover four main themes: People and Society, Economy and Development, Sustainable Environment, and Governance and Institutional Performance.
Under People and Society, five priorities and 156 strategic programmes have been outlined. The priority areas include education, learning, scientific research and national capabilities (76 strategic programmes); health (six programmes); youth development (three programmes); social protection and welfare (26 programmes); and citizenship, identity, heritage and national culture (45 programmes).
Six priorities and 165 strategic programmes were outlined under the Economy and Development theme. The priorities are economic leadership and management (six programmes); labour and employment market (19 programmes); economic diversification and financial sustainability (66 programmes); development of sustainable governorate and cities (28 programmes); information technology (29 programmes); and private sector, investment and international cooperation (17 programmes).
Under the Sustainable Environment theme 56 strategic programmes and one priority area of environment and natural resources has been identified.
Two priorities and 53 programmes have been set for the Governance and Institutional Performance. The priorities are governance of the state’s administrative apparatus, resources and projects (40 programmes); and legislation, judiciary and oversight (13 programmes).