Tanfeedh committee discusses tourism sector’s development in the sultanate
Muscat - The Tourism Sector’s Steering Committee held a meeting to discuss the developments of the National Programme for Enhancing Economic Diversification (Tanfeedh), review the performance indicators and assess the progress made in implementing the sector’s initiatives.
The committee discussed a range of issues and approved allocating plots for cafés and restaurants in Azaiba, Sarooj in the Governorate of Muscat, and Salalah. It also discussed facilitating the establishment of integrated tourism complexes, hotels and tourist attractions.
It also discussed the status of the comprehensive tourism infrastructure in several wilayats. The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has floated tenders to develop comprehensive tourism infrastructure for Muscat, Dakhliyah, Dhofar and South Sharqiyah governorates. The ministry also awarded a tender for developing infrastructure in the Governorate of Musandam.
The committee also discussed the establishment of one-stop station as a centre for investor and customer service at MoT through operating the customer service centre. A model of the customer service centre has been presented to provide facilities for investors.
The meeting reviewed the initiatives made to facilitate the fol- low up of issuing tourist visas for the new markets. The team is developing a marketing plan for the sponsored visas and eVisas and following up with relevant organisations to introduce the evisa.