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Dhofar Municipality invests RO4mn to bolster SMEs

4 Mar 2024 Dhofar wins third place in Sustainable and Resilient City Prize

Salalah – Dhofar Municipality allocated RO4mn for development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the governorate in 2023. 

This financial commitment underscored a strategic collaboration aimed at fostering a robust partnership between the Authority for Small and Medium Enterprise Development and the municipality, with the goal of stimulating the SME sector in Dhofar for sustainable growth.

The support sought to synergise SME development and the tourism sector, particularly during the peak tourist seasons of monsoon, spring and winter. 

The municipality’s efforts are concentrated on amplifying the role of SMEs in rejuvenating the tourism landscape of Dhofar, offering substantial support to employment ventures associated with the maintenance and operations of public spaces and recreational sites during these seasons.

The allocation extended support to 353 SMEs and institutions, enabling them to manage sites effectively. It not only facilitated essential services during tourist influx but also generated temporary employment opportunities, significantly benefiting local SMEs and productive families in the governorate.

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