His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik kindly chairs the Council of Ministers meeting at Al Baraka Al Amer Palace this morning

By: Ahmed Al Harthi

BSc in Software Engineering with Multimedia and Masters of Business Administration in Project Management. Ahmed works as an IT manager and content creator at Omanspire.
His Majesty, during the cabinet meeting, praised the achievements that took place last year, expressing his satisfaction over the continuous improvement in the financial, economic and social indicators, stressing the importance that all government units continue to make efforts in this regard.
His Majesty stressed the importance that the authorities work to improve their assessment of all indicators during this year and identify the strengths and weakness points to specify the best ways to address the challenges they face.
The Council of Ministers approved the National Policy for Local Content (2024-2030), which aims to develop a national system to regulate and keep monitoring local content in all sectors.
His Majesty stressed the need for all government units to use the data provided by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) to evaluate government programmes and projects and measure the impact of implementing policies and plans in order to assess the degree of their effectiveness.
The Council of Ministers approved the proposal submitted by the concerned authorities to reduce the fees for potable water supply service for residential and non-residential categories.
The Council of Ministers gave green light to the “National Product Loyalty Programme” which aims at encouraging consumers to purchase Omani products as a means of enhancing the growth of local companies.
His Majesty stressed the importance of focusing on all the goals of the national policy for local content most importantly: providing more job opportunities for citizens, localizing industries, developing and adopting entrepreneurs, encouraging small and medium enterprises and emerging companies as well as reducing foreign purchases to ensure an increase in the country’s trade balance surpluses.
His Majesty issued instructions to set a timeframe for the development of Al Jabal Al Abyad area and the village of Wakan with the prime aim of providing basic infrastructure and appropriate conditions to make use of the areas’ potential and their tourism landmarks.
The Council of Ministers approved the results of the third phase of the draft government services pricing guide, which includes canceling, reducing, simplifying and merging (411) fees.
His Majesty stressed the importance of monitoring the performance of the social protection system and all its programmes and evaluating them continuously to accommodate social and economic changes and developments by identifying the needs of citizens especially the segments dependent on that system.
His Majesty issued instructions to set a timeframe for the development of Al Jabal Al Abyad area and the village of Wakan with the prime aim of providing basic infrastructure and appropriate conditions to make use of the areas’ potential and their tourism landmarks.

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  • Ahmed Al Harthi

    BSc in Software Engineering with Multimedia and Masters of Business Administration in Project Management. Ahmed works as an IT manager and content creator at Omanspire.

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