Polish team views investment opportunities

MUSCAT: The Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development “Ithraa” organized the Omani-Polish Businessmen Forum at Grand Hyatt Muscat yesterday. The forum aims at presenting investment opportunities available in the Sultanate and organizing bilateral meetings among the Omani and Polish companies in sectors of food, renewable energy, industry, oil and gas and information technology.

Faris bin Nasser al Farsi, Director General of Investment promotion at Ithraa, said that Ithraa has an integrated plan through organizing six promotion campaigns for the Sultanate during 2015. He added that Ithraa targets Dubai, Singapore, India, Iran and European markets.

The head of the Polish delegation highlighted the major attractive factors of the Omani market, as well as the importance of partnership between the Sultanate and Poland.

She added that the visit came after the visit paid by the Omani trade delegation to Poland and led by Dr Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry.

She pointed out that the volume of trade exchange between the Sultanate and Poland estimated by USD 80 million. The Polish delegation, comprising 31 representatives of the public and private sectors, will visit the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZD) on Thursday to view investment opportunities at the zone.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Commerce and Industry yesterday received Katarzyna Kacperczyk (pictured), Undersecretary of State for Africa, Asia and Middle East Policy, Public and Economic Diplomacy of Poland, and her accompanying delegation.

The meeting touched on means of encouraging the Omani and Polish companies to set up partnerships in railways, constructions, infrastructure, energy and information technology sectors.

Dr Fuad bin Jaafar al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, also received Kacperczyk in the presence of Dr Rashid bin Salim al Masrouri, CEO of the Public Authority for Stores and Food Reserve.

The meeting discussed means of benefiting from the Polish potentials in the agriculture and livestock production field. It also discussed means of benefiting from the Sultanate’s location to import the polish food products and export them to the neighbouring markets.

SOURCE: OMAN DAILY OBSERVER

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