Muscat – The North Batinah branch of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) launched three projects on Tuesday as part of its efforts to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and businessmen.
The event was presided over by Redha bin Juma al Saleh, chairman of the Board of Directors of OCCI, and attended by several officials from government and private institutions.
Abdullah bin Ali al Shafei, head of OCCI North Batinah, informed that the first project involves a multi-purpose hall to serve and support business owners in the governorate. “The hall will help conduct programmes, training seminars and special entrepreneurship and trade events.”
The second project will see the establishment of a library for OCCI North Batinah. “It will be electronically linked to the library of Sultan Qaboos University with the aim of giving access to information and services related to commercial and trade activities,” said Shafei.
The third project is a permanent exhibition of national products. “This project aims to support and promote Omani products, introduce national industries to various segments of society, and help boost sale of local products.”
OCCI is currently working on establishing a business centre that will facilitate organisation of more events and economic programmes to serve the business community in the governorate.