MILAN: Oman’s pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 embodies the Sultanate’s attention to food security as well as reflects its achievements on the local, regional and international levels in the fields of environment, health, education and culture. The Sultanate’s pavilion also promotes the country as a distinctive tourist and investment destination. By participating in this global gathering the Sultanate aims to acquire expertise and inspire from the other countries’ successful experiences.
Mohsin bin Khamis al Balushi, Advisor at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Commissioner-General of the Sultanate’s pavilion, said it is important for the Sultanate to showcase its many accomplishments which came about during the blessed Renaissance period and seeks to promote itself as a tourist destination and investment-friendly country.
316980Dr Hamad bin Said al Aufi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Deputy Commissioner-General of the pavilion said the pavilion displays the Sultanate’s achievements in general and its progress in the field of agriculture in particular pointing out the Omanis have over the centuries succeeded in cultivating mountains and plains and managing water resources by building dams and falaj irrigation systems.
There is dedicated section in the pavilion showcasing modern technologies as well as traditional methods of agriculture and irrigation. The section dedicated for fisheries wealth and aquatic species provides insight into fish production, aquaculture industry and ecosystem conservation. All that reflects the level of development achieved during the Renaissance period in terms of the commercial and economic advancement achieved through proper strategic planning.
Al Aufi expressed his hope that the Sultanate’s delegation to the Expo Milano 2015 succeeds in drawing foreign investments through the trade and investment week due to be held in September at the Sultanate’s pavilion by throwing light on the giant projects such as airports, sea ports, trailway project and the economic zone at Duqm.
Themed “Harvest in Heritage” the pavilion has seen a large turnout in the first two days as it expresses the expo’s theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, Al Aufi said that the pavilion presents a unique blend of the heritage and modernity and offers its visitors the chance to have a closer look at the Sultanate’s achievements in almost every filed.
SOURCE: OMAN DAILY OBSERVER