Min­istry stops deal­ing with in­dus­trial es­tab­lish­ments for non-com­pli­ance

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Mus­cat – The Min­istry of Com­merce and In­dus­try (MoCI) said that it has stopped deal­ing with in­dus­trial es­tab­lish­ments which have in­dus­trial li­cences but did not sub­mit their data dur­ing the in­dus­trial sur­vey.

The sur­vey was car­ried out be­tween Septem­ber 30 and Novem­ber 7. It re­quired sub­mit­ting of data elec­tron­i­cally through the min­istry’s web­site or the ‘In­vest Easy’ por­tal.

The Direc­torate Gen­eral of In­dus­try said that the num­ber of in­dus­trial es­tab­lish­ments which sub­mit­ted data for the in­dus­trial sur­veys as of De­cem­ber 19 was 715. The to­tal num­ber of in­dus­trial es­tab­lish­ments tar­geted dur­ing the year 2018 sur­vey was 1,080.

The min­istry said that it has stopped deal­ing with the in­dus­trial es­tab­lish­ments which did not pro­vide their data for the sur­vey in the above men­tioned pe­riod.

The In­dus­trial In­for­ma­tion De­part­ment of the Min­istry of

Com­merce and In­dus­try said that the sus­pen­sion of trans­ac­tions of in­dus­trial es­tab­lish­ments was due to vi­o­la­tion of the uni­fied in­dus­trial law of the Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil as is­sued by Royal De­cree 61/2008 and the Sta­tis­tics and In­for­ma­tion Law is­sued by Royal De­cree 55/2019. The min­istry had ear­lier pub­lished an ad­ver­tise­ment in this re­gards and has also con­tacted the in­dus­trial es­tab­lish­ments to sub­mit their data be­fore the end of the spec­i­fied pe­riod.

The sur­vey in­cluded in­dus­trial es­tab­lish­ments which have been op­er­at­ing in the Duqm in­dus­trial and free zones since last year and have in­dus­trial li­cence and the num­ber of their work­ers is more than nine.

The min­istry said that the work in the dig­i­tal sys­tem for in­dus­trial sta­tis­tics was aimed at mak­ing all stages of the in­dus­trial sur­vey in the min­istry fully dig­i­tal. This could make the process speedy and ac­cu­rate. This in­for­ma­tion would help in the de­vel­op­ment of the in­dus­trial sec­tor of the sul­tanate and mon­i­tor and eval­u­ate the in­dus­trial strat­egy 2040.

The min­istry is cur­rently con­duct­ing a study which in­cludes the sur­vey of data of the year 2019 of all in­dus­trial es­tab­lish­ments with­out spec­i­fy­ing the num­ber of em­ploy­ees. It said that the next in­dus­trial sur­vey op­er­a­tions would be­gin in March 2020. The in­for­ma­tion for the sur­vey would be sub­mit­ted elec­tron­i­cally.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Oman

© PressReader. All rights reserved.