Utilities Middle East
Oman to replace 800 expatriates in the electricity sector with nationals
In a major shake-up of Oman’s electric utilities workforce, at least 800 expatriates will be substituted with Omani nationals in a bid to enhance
Oman’s ministry of labour signed an agreement for employment-linked training aimed to replace the expats by Omanis in the electricity sector.
Dr. Mansoor Talib al-Hinai, Chairman of the Authority for Public Services Regulation
(APSR), said that the agreement will help find 800 jobs for Omani engineers and technicians under permanent
The ministry of labour will undertake the funding of employment-based and onthe-job training programmes in partnership with Nama Group and parties entrusted with the
Oman’s electric utilities company, Nama Group, and the ministry of labour are keen on developing the technical skills
They also inventory professions where jobseekers can be employed, determining the required skills and qualifications and devising related training
plans and strategies.
The programmes are aimed at raising the rate of Omanisation in the electricity sector from the
47% to 90%.