Culture, Youth & Sports
From The Report: Oman 2013
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Oman’s cultural heritage is renowned throughout the region and beyond, and much of the government’s effort in relation to it has been exerted on its preservation and ensuring that the sultanate’s young population is imbued with the richness of its past. The nation’s youth are also the principal target of a drive to enhance Oman’s sporting infrastructure and proficiency, a strategy that has already established the sultanate as a growing destination for international sporting events. Indeed, a significant level of government funding has been set aside for sport development, with the 2011-15 five-year plan investing some $64m in infrastructure development, including improvements to sports complexes and clubs, as well as for new facilities.