Muscat, February 9th 2013 – The Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development (PAIPED) is finalizing preparations for the Sultanate’s debut participation at ‘Buildint Tanzania 2013’, an annual international building and construction trade show held in Dar Es-Salaam, 22nd - 24th February.
Nine small to medium-sized Omani enterprises (SMEs) will join exhibitors from more than 20 countries and meet with potential exporters, distributors and contractors from around the world to better understand and cater to their needs.
Nasima Al Balushi, Director General, Export Directorate at PAIPED said, “The Sultanate is seriously looking to establish robust export relations with Tanzania and promote Oman’s non-oil products based on the country’s economic diversification strategy. In 2011 alone, Oman’s non-oil exports to Tanzania in the form of food products, electronics, steel, marble, plastics, ceramics, aluminum, furniture, fertilizers, chemicals and pharmaceuticals increased by 33.3% to reach approximately OMR8 million. This increase has encouraged us to double our efforts in raising awareness and promoting Oman’s high quality and competitively priced products in Tanzania.”
Al Balushi went on to say that trade shows such as ‘Buildint Tanzania 2013’ help Omani products gain international exposure while also offering local firms key insights into current global trends.
PAIPED recently presided over the second preparatory meeting with the exhibiting Omani companies to review progress and discuss logistics for setting up the Sultanate’s 108 m2 Buildint Tanzania 2013 exhibition space. Securing this first of its kind participation comes as part of PAIPED’s proactive approach to supporting the growth of Omani SMEs by providing them with new income generating streams on regional and international fronts.