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27 June, 2017
Dubai’s Damac International has been chosen by the Government of Oman to develop its Port Sultan Qaboos into a $1 billion mixed-use destination through a joint venture with Omran, the government’s investment, growth and development arm.
‘Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront’ is set to be redeveloped into an integrated tourist port and lifestyle destination that includes hotels, residences, as well as a dining, retail and leisure offering.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Hussain Sajwani, Chairman of Damac Properties, and Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Planning, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Chairman of Omran, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport & Communications and Omran board member, as well as other members of the Omran board and key dignitaries.
“This historic agreement reflects the vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to transform Oman into a world-class tourism and investment destination,” said Sajwani. “As the second largest developer in the region and with a strong record of international experience, Damac is ideally positioned as the joint development partner of Omran. As part of its commitment to the project, Damac will contribute to the local road infrastructure, improving opportunities for local SMEs and Omani nationals, as well as enhancing the economic and social standing of the community as a whole.”
Al Sunaidy said: “Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront is based in the 200 year-old historical centre of commerce in Muscat and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Oman. The redevelopment of the port by Omran will build renewed interest and focus to the area, while creating a strong investment proposition for the tourism, real estate and leisure industries.”
SOURCE: ME Construction NEWS