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Partial commissioning of $1bn Salalah IWPP set for Q3

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Authorities plan to temporarily ramp up power generation capacity in Dhofar Governorate to help meet a potential spike in summer demand ahead of the partial commissioning later this year of a new Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) near Salalah.

200 taxi drivers to benefit

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The Royal Oman Police (ROP) and the Capital Market Authority (CMA) yesterday signed a contract to finance the training of 200 taxi drivers. The agreement was signed by Maj Gen Salim bin Musalam bin Ali Qattan, Assistant Inspector General of Police and Customs, and Yahya bin Said al Jabri, Executive President of CMA.

Singaporean delegation visits Port of Salalah

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A delegation of Singaporean businesses from various sectors of the economy has visited Port of Salalah to see the world-class port and discuss business opportunities.

NBO and AIESEC to host CSR forum

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National Bank of Oman (NBO), in partnership with AIESEC Oman, will hold the first Corporate Sustainability Forum between May 18 and 19, at the City Seasons Hotel, Al Khuwair.

The First International Convocation of SIBM held in Muscat

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The first International Convocation of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management in partnership with Khimji Training Institute, SIBM’s study centre in Oman was organized with a gala ceremony for the students of its first batch, who successfully completed their Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) in Muscat.

Omantel’s net profit drops 18 per cent to RO26m

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Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), the Sultanate’s biggest telecommunication service provider, yesterday said its first quarter net profit fell 18.7 per cent to RO26 million, from RO32 million posted for the same period of last year.

ITV Granada to show UK royal wedding live in MENA

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27th April. Arab Digital Distribution (ADD) said on Wednesday it would broadcast the UK's royal wedding live to millions of subscribers across the MENA region.

The live broadcast will be available on ADD's First Net package of programmes and will be shown on ITV Granada, the company, one of the largest pay TV platform management companies in the Middle East.

3D laptops and TVs without glasses to hit Oman this year

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27th April. A new generation of 3D laptops and televisions which do not require glasses will be available in Oman by July and December this year respectively. Muscat Daily has reported.

Oman: Muscat Municipality set to launch e-services

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27, April. Muscat  Aiming to provide e-services in order to improve its efficiency, Muscat Municipality is set to launch a number of online facilities, including the sale of parking coupons, payment of fines for parking violations and renewal of rent contracts.

# # HSBC To Cut Up To 3% Of Its Middle Eastern Workforce

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27th April. HSBC Holdings plans to lay off up to 3% of its 12,000-strong workforce in the Middle East and North Africa as the lender seeks to cut costs to improve its competitiveness.

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