Industrial zones, port developments, railways and fisheries projects are but a few examples of how public and private investments are transforming Oman’s regions. Some 87m sq metres of land has been allocated for industrial estates in Sohar, Salalah and Duqm, at a total investment of $9.4bn. The range of new industrial projects shows a clear development strategy aimed at regional economic diversification, which will continue to support the growth of the Omani economy and provide opportunities for local, regional and global investors. This chapter contains a dialogue with Andre Toet and Jamal Aziz, Group CEO and Sohar Freezone CEO, Sohar Port and Freezone; and interviews with Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah Al Jabri, Chairman, Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm; and Ahmed Akaak, Acting CEO, Port of Salalah.
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