Oman Free and Economic Zones Summit 2018 was opened under the auspices of Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry.
The Summit reviewed the Sultanate’s experience in the management of free and economic zones, as well as industrial estates. It also reviewed the available investment opportunities in the Sultanate and the role of ports and logistic services in promoting businesses at the free zones.

The Summit also covered the role of banking sector in economic diversification. While delivering the keynote speech, the Minister of Commerce and Industry said that the Summit aims at enhancing the role of economic and free zones, as well as industrial estates in the Sultanate.

He added that the Summit comes at a time the government is enhancing the importance of industrial sector and promoting development and expansion programs for the free zones, port, airports and gas exploration projects. The industry sector is one of the five targeted sectors at the 9th five-year plan and also a communication link between Oman Vision 2020 and Oman Vision 2040, which is underway.

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