Al Balushi

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Al Balushi added : “The reason I was keen on raising the first two cubs by myself is because I once saw the mother put one of her cubs into the water, and I was afraid she might drown, because she was very small, and did not know how to swim,” External link

timesofoman Monday, November 30, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “It all began in 2008 when my son bought a small Persian cat,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : "It all began in 2008 when my son bought a small Persian cat," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The Centre of Excellence will bring together Ericsson’s long-standing experience and expertise in the field of 5G-networked industry to contribute towards mapping the digital future of Oman. We aim to unleash the creativity and innovation of Oman’s industry, academia and entrepreneurs to fully leverage and propel 5G in the region. This will not only help develop new 5G-based apps and business models, but also contribute towards achieving Vision 2040” External link

tradearabia Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “This will bring down the number of transactions sending money outside the Sultanate, and provide more financial and social stability inside the country,” “The idea of this is to encourage non-Omanis to invest their savings inside the Sultanate” External link

timesofoman Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Prior to buying these properties, they must also obtain a no objection certificate from the Ministry of Housing so they can enter into this usufruct agreement,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “This decision is one that we have awaited for a long time to be introduced in the local market in Oman,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “A big part of Oman’s future is focused on agriculture,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We have prepared our final solution, and are now looking to find an investor to help us start production,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We all knew that the dramatic rise in the numbers of confirmed cases we have of COVID, as well as the death toll, grew due to the pandemic. As a medical professional, I think the decision taken to impose a lockdown is very timely and very precise,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : "The field hospital does not receive cases directly, but rather those transferred from other health institutions, according to certain procedures" External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “At the start of your career, it is more important to look at work experience and not just the salary you get,” “Once you have gained some experience and skill, then you can expect an increase in payment” External link

timesofoman Sunday, September 27, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Now, the Ministry is to act as a regulator to ensure Omanis are paid a fair minimum wage,” “It is for the Omani to ensure and fight for the right wage. For example, if a company can only pay OMR 1,000 in salary, but the employee wants OMR1,500, then he must have the capability to request that salary. But the company must also pay him a fair salary: you cannot offer someone with a master’s degree a salary of OMR350” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The completion rate of the project has touched 90 per cent and is being built on a developed area of about 1.5 million square metres that includes all basic services,” External link

timesofoman Monday, September 7, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Buyers hatch the babies and sell them to people who use them as pets. Some of them are smuggled out of the country where they are sold at exorbitant prices,” External link

thenational Sunday, August 23, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Buyers hatch the babies and sell them to people who use them as pets. Some of them are smuggled out of the country where they are sold at exorbitant prices,” External link

thenational Sunday, August 23, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “This will greatly contribute in accelerating the completion of these transactions and facilitating commercial operations in the free zone,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, August 15, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The digital transformation plan being currently implemented by Sezad has contributed to reducing the time required for completing investor applications,” “In addition, investors can get their business licenses from Sezad in just one day without the need to approach other entities once all required documents are submitted. This will ensure that projects can start their economic activities in a speedy and flexible manner” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Hyatt Dubai ) : “I am planning to come to Dubai with my friends very soon. I miss the shopping experience in Dubai very much and especially do not want to miss the upcoming Dubai Summer Surprises, I’m ready for it!” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “COVID-19 may mean that for now, we can’t talk face-to-face with overseas investors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to share with them the great opportunities in Oman’s diversifying economy. To make sure businesses interested in investing in the Sultanate have all the information they need and the opportunity to ask the questions that will help them make their investment decisions, we’ve added a series of webinars to our online investment and export promotion activities. Over the coming months, these interactive events will keep local and international business players talking, enabling us to build relationships with them whilst maintaining Oman’s international investment profile” External link

omanobserver-om Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “I believe the scheduled webinars provide Ithraa and its partners with an excellent platform to build on Oman’s proven strengths, its reputation as a reliable trading partner, securing our long-term attractiveness with international investors. And I should mention that post-webinar, participants can explore more about our business environment on the Invest in Oman portal” External link

omanobserver-om Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “COVID-19 may mean that for now we can’t talk face-to-face with overseas investors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to share with them the great opportunities in Oman’s diversifying economy. To make sure businesses interested in investing in the Sultanate have all the information they need and the opportunity to ask the questions that will help them make their investment decisions, we’ve added a series of webinars to our online investment and export promotion activities". "Over the coming months these interactive events will keep local and international business players talking, enabling us to build relationships with them whilst maintaining Oman’s international investment profile,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “I believe the scheduled webinars provide Ithraa and its partners with an excellent platform to build on Oman’s proven strengths, its reputation as a reliable trading partner, securing our long-term attractiveness with international investors. And I should mention that post-webinar, participants can explore more about our business environment on the Invest in Oman portal,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : "The unlimited support of the wise leadership to the health sector with best potential and capabilities to contain Covid-19, as well as the promising field results in terms of the increased rate of recovery make us confident in our ability to deal with all situations and emergencies that have already been considered," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, June 22, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “In fact, Omani companies leading the transition to a CLIC economy realise it’s not about bravery – but about the bottom line” External link

timesofoman Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Despite the seriousness of COVID-19, it really has opened the doors to explore opportunities,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Oman has an outstanding reputation in manufacturing, fisheries, tourism, logistics, mining and of course in oil and gas, We’re also home to a sizeable Indian diaspora – these are just some of the qualities that make the Sultanate an attractive destination for Indian investors. And from an export perspective, India offers Omani firms a large, high-growth market. There is so much potential awaiting in so many areas. We look forward to taking discussions to the next stage and welcoming Indian firms to Oman” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, May 22, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “But if you order delivery, you don’t know if the other person is maintaining the correct safety measures, he may not be wearing a mask, or he may not have sanitised his hands, so that way, you don’t know if you are risking infection,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, May 17, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi explained : “We need to be ready, we need to be forward thinkers, on how we would like to shape that box,” “I see a great deal of opportunity, I see it is the time for us to change, I see it is the time for the community to work together create the right environment for building a strong local economy. We are not going to get foreign investors coming in now, because most of them are going to be doing investments in their own country, we should be doing investments in our own country, by the locals and the expatriates that are here. We should build this economy from inside, rather than wait until those outside come in” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We at Khazaen continue to develop business concepts and present them as ready investment products to investors and business owners. We will announce a number of initiatives and business concepts to the market in the coming months and we urge all investors in the local, regional, and international markets to explore these ample opportunities at Khazaen” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added ( about Free Zone ) : “Significant efforts are being made by Al Mazunah Free Zone to attract companies specialised in trading new and used vehicles,” External link

tradearabia Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “The vehicle trade centre shall stimulate other automobile related businesses such as vehicle repair workshops, spare parts, vehicle wash businesses, and related SMEs to provide their services. Besides, the project aims at providing job opportunities, boosting other economic sectors as well as stimulating the transportation sector and the Omani ports through which these vehicles are imported” External link

tradearabia Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Significant efforts are being made by Al Mazunah Free Zone to attract companies specialised in trading new and used vehicles,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, April 17, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Free Zone ) : “Significant efforts are being made by Al Mazunah Free Zone to attract companies specialised in trading new and used vehicles,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “These efforts shall serve the suppliers, exporters, economic sectors and the investors in the free zone,” External link

omanobserver-om Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “These efforts shall serve the suppliers, exporters, economic sectors and the investors in the free zone,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “These efforts shall serve the suppliers, exporters, economic sectors and the investors in the free zone,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “With the first OCCI membership certificate been recently issued at the free zone’s one-stop-station, all the services that are required by the investors are now available at the one-stop-station. These services include obtaining and approving certificates of origin, and applying and renewing membership certificates,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “These efforts aim at saving time and effort and facilitating the services offered to the investors and business owners. Through the one-stop-station, business owners and investors have access to a variety of services related to investment activities which are set to be completed within a period not exceeding three hours,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “This comes in line with the digital transformation approach, which is one of the necessities for all government and private bodies which believe in the importance of developing and improving its administrative procedures and services as well as facilitating its accessibility to customers,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi remarked : “Reflecting on our belief in the importance to continue improving the services provided on the website, Sezad worked on developing the website, its services and technical features to facilitate the accessibility to its different sections and interactive services,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Al Balushi ) : “Today we have achieved a significant milestone for Khazaen as we are delighted to sign our first GCC investment with Al Watania for Industries to develop the first carton plate manufacturing unit in Oman. This confirms the trust that Khazaen is gaining from local and international investors due to its attractive location, swift access to various logistics gateways across the country and Oman's investor-friendly climate in general,” External link

tradearabia Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “I am confident that the new plans will help everyone in the country, particularly when it comes to the plans to implement Oman Vision 2040. We are looking forward to this, because education and the needs of the job market are always changing. If, for example, a student has developed all of the right skills, then he will be able to understand his lectures properly, and he will get high marks, and he will then be an attractive choice for companies looking to hire” “Many of the students we get do have the right aptitude or the right ability, but there are unfortunately some students who do not have the right skills in critical subjects like English or mathematics, so we put them through our foundation courses after analysing them, and this means they need to spend five years instead of four,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “I am confident that the new plans will help everyone in the country, particularly when it comes to the plans to implement Oman Vision 2040. We are looking forward to this, because education and the needs of the job market are always changing. If, for example, a student has developed all of the right skills, then he will be able to understand his lectures properly, and he will get high marks, and he will then be an attractive choice for companies looking to hire” “Many of the students we get do have the right aptitude or the right ability, but there are unfortunately some students who do not have the right skills in critical subjects like English or mathematics, so we put them through our foundation courses after analysing them, and this means they need to spend five years instead of four,” External link

timesofoman Monday, February 24, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Taking into consideration its closeness to the Yemeni and East African markets, the free zone acts as a key player in shipping and re-exporting of goods especially the food products,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi commented : “The exhibition presents a major international platform that allows us to showcase Omani products and explore new markets. Besides, the Omani companies and factories specialised in the food sector are always keen to participate in this event to showcase their products to over 98,000 visitors from different countries,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi affirmed : “The Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZD) stands as among the key achievements of the Blessed Renaissance, started by the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, May Allah rest his soul in peace. As per His Majesty’s Royal Directives, SEZD is marked one of the investment destinations and a cornerstone of the economic diversification plans in the Sultanate,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi explained : “If we look at our current situation, we find that the Omani economy is at a crossroads,” “It is in an exceptional circumstance where there are seeds of success sown everywhere. The thing it required is well studied policies and interventions which should be simultaneous and consistent. In fact, the Sultanate, with its wide community participation, completed the formulation of the Oman 2040 Vision. The vision also talks about international cooperation, attracting investment, expanding its production base, export and entrepreneurship” External link

timesofoman Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added ( about Qaboos bin Said ) : “In terms of the new Sultan, His Majesty Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur, we hope that he will continue to develop the areas of education and the economy,” External link

timesofoman Monday, January 20, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “When neither of these happens, then a company is said to be engaging in hidden trade,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi stated : "The flawless execution of these critical Turnaround activities demonstrates L&T’s strength in planning and execution of such high-risk jobs," "Kudos to entire construction team for converting plan into reality ahead of time, particularly engineering, manufacturing teams of L&T and heavy lift crew of Mammoet, as the components went into the place as they were expected to," External link

tradearabia Sunday, December 15, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We look forward to providing in this project, a unique experience for residents and visitors, in addition to stimulating researchers and scientific institutions to establish research and scientific studies related to the phenomenon of the eclipse of the sun. We are confident that the efforts made to advance scientific research and stimulate scientific tourism will contribute to building generations of amateur and specialized astronomers” External link

timesofoman Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Through this project, we look forward to providing a unique experience for residents and visitors, in addition to encouraging researchers and scientific institutions to establish research and scientific studies related to the solar eclipse phenomenon. We are confident that the efforts made to advance scientific research and promote them through scientific tourism will contribute to building generations of astronomy enthusiasts as well as astronomers who will enhance Oman’s cultural and scientific abilities in the field and further develop skillsets in space monitoring,” External link

tradearabia Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “We aimed at the event to elaborate on the objectives of the campaign and introduce the investors and consumers to a variety of Omani products and their capability to compete locally and internationally,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “We aimed at the event to elaborate on the objectives of the campaign and introduce the investors and consumers to a variety of Omani products and their capability to compete locally and internationally,” External link

tradearabia Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi remarked : “This project comes within Madayn’s strategy and vision to provide a variety of residential and recreational services in its various industrial cities,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added ( about Electricity Company ) : “The project of transmitting electricity to the companies (cables and transformers), which is being implemented by Rural Areas Electricity Company, has touched 95% of completion rate. Besides, the completion rate of the broadband project has reached 85%,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The first phase of the project aspires to provide comprehensive, effective, safe and integrated solutions to organise, manage and control the entry/exit of trucks and vehicles for the employees and visitors through the smart gates system (iGates). The system aims to simplify procedures through the gates without any unnecessary delay or traffic jam. The second phase, on the other hand, will organise, manage and monitor the entry/exit of individuals,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “The workforce in the industrial city has reached 2,931 with an Omanisation rate touching 50 per cent and an investment volume amounting to RO2,035,485,543. Sur Industrial City is making significant efforts to provide all necessary elements to attract more investments and provide job opportunities for the citizens,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “The workforce in the industrial city has reached 2,931 with an Omanisation rate touching 50% and an investment volume amounting to OMR2,035,485,543. Sur Industrial City is making significant efforts to provide all necessary elements to attract more investments and provide job opportunities for the citizens,” External link

timesofoman Monday, November 11, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “The priority for our Moroccan visit is to raise the sultanate’s business profile even further” External link

tradearabia Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Participation in international exhibitions helped us in getting acquainted with the latest developments in the tourism sector, and helped us learn from the world’s experiences for the advancement of the sector. It also provides investors an opportunity for exchanging ideas and information,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, November 2, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The Sultanate will also participate in ITB Berlin 2020 for which it was declared an official partner. This will provide Oman an opportunity for wider promotions in the exhibition, social media platforms, publications, and lounges of the largest exhibition of the world,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, November 2, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “This will help increase the share of Omani companies and institutions in the targeted markets, and improve relations with Omani tourism institutions and tourism agents in these markets. It will further enhance the image of the country as a major tourist destination in the foreign markets. Oman will also attend workshops and conferences held on the sidelines of the exhibition,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, November 2, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “These are remarkable success stories but there's still so much more to achieve” “It is apparent that local companies are optimistic and confident about their international prospects. We need more businesses that haven’t considered exporting to have a go, and start saying yes to the opportunities that exist in new markets around the globe, that's why we're organising OEW19,” External link

tradearabia Monday, October 28, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi noted : “We are passionate about helping our private sector, companies of all sizes capitalise on economic growth wherever in the world it's taking place. To this end we support Omani businesses to ensure they can compete in an increasingly challenging global marketplace” External link

tradearabia Monday, October 28, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added ( about British ) : “Our batteries are powering London, UK, and Hong Kong double decker buses, not to mention vehicles of the British defence forces. Every day, commuters on Dubai Metro walk on flooring from Oman, and sanitary ware produced on one of Madayn’s industrial cities is sold in 1,000 outlets globally. And probably unbeknownst to many people, they have enjoyed the comfort of Oman-made mattresses, which are found in leading hotels around the world,” External link

tradearabia Monday, October 28, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “We’re living in a digital age, where borders no longer matter. In fact, the word multi-national has long been associated with the world’s largest companies. But today, that label no longer carries the same meaning,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Al Balushi ) : “We were delighted to have HE Engineer Ahmed Al Dheeb join us at the OEW19 inauguration as he’s been a champion for Omani manufacturers for many years and clearly understands how important manufacturing and non-oil exports are to the Sultanate’s economy,” “We’re passionate about helping our private sector and companies of all sizes capitalise on economic growth wherever in the world it’s taking place. To this end we support Omani businesses to ensure they can compete in an increasingly challenging global marketplace,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Al Balushi ) : “We were delighted to have HE Engineer Ahmed Al Dheeb join us at the OEW19 inauguration as he's been a champion for Omani manufacturers for many years and clearly understands how important manufacturing and non-oil exports are to the Sultanate's economy,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “OEW19 has been carefully crafted to focus on the opportunities and trends that are redefining what it means to be an exporter in today’s competitive global market. It’s all about encouraging more Omani businesses to take the first steps towards going global,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, October 25, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Culture is not just a fluffy term we use thoughtlessly,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, October 25, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “OEW19 has been carefully crafted to focus on the opportunities and trends that are redefining what it means to be an exporter in today’s competitive global market. It’s all about encouraging more Omani businesses to take the first steps towards going global,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : "Foreign investments are a big part of Public-Private Partnerships," External link

timesofoman Monday, October 7, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “There are four tourism SMEs being incubated by Riyada right now,” “These are given support for a three-year period so that they can enter the market on a sure footing,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : "Galfar and other contractors are currently located in Ghala and other areas in the heart of Muscat which puts some constraints on their potential expansion plans and has also a negative impact on traffic within Muscat. At Khazaen, we always strive to provide solutions to our end customers and this new district provides an excellent alternative to have all the supply chain and other operations for contractors and other similar businesses under one roof," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “I think this platform will also help people to be more creative in doing business rather sitting at their shops, showcasing their products and services at various exhibitions,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “I think this platform will also help people to be more creative in doing business rather sitting at their shops, showcasing their products and services at various exhibitions,” External link

timesofoman Monday, September 16, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi concluded : “The delegation sent out a very clear message in Yinchuan that Oman is a country with ambitious growth aspirations, a country with a pro-business environment, a country that is adaptable to change and a country that supports firms of all sizes, across all stages of the business growth lifecycle” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Our participation in Yinchuan has undoubtedly brought Oman to the attention of a new generation of Chinese business investors. It’s our economic performance, geographic location, access to growing Asian and African markets and the Sultanate’s young, multilingual local talent pool that’s driving the interest, but perhaps the most important factor of all is the value Chinese investors can find in Oman,” External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Our participation in Yinchuan has undoubtedly brought Oman to the attention of a new generation of Chinese business investors. It’s our economic performance, geographic location, access to growing Asian and African markets and the Sultanate’s young, multilingual local talent pool that’s driving the interest, but perhaps the most important factor of all is the value Chinese investors can find in Oman,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “In Oman, certain nationalities are nearing 700,000 members, which is a huge number and due to that, companies began facing a lot of challenges,” External link

timesofoman Monday, September 9, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “In Oman, certain nationalities are nearing 700,000 members, which is a huge number and due to that, companies began facing a lot of challenges,” External link

albawaba-en Monday, September 9, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “In Oman, certain nationalities are nearing 700,000 members, which is a huge number and due to that, companies began facing a lot of challenges,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “China and Oman share a long-standing and highly collaborative business relationship, one that fuels prosperity in both countries. Indeed, we strongly believe the sultanate’s a great place for Chinese investment” “Our strategic location, quality of life, infrastructure, stability and transparency of our political, legal and regulatory environment, breadth and depth of investor pool, entrepreneurial culture plus the wide range of support offered by government to foreign investors are all key strengths,” External link

tradearabia Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The private sector is hiring people who are specialised in their fields. This is very much linked to the expertise they have in the work that the company does. Say that someone has a diploma or bachelors in one field and then works in another. The company, if it is an engineering or construction firm, might not hire someone who studied philosophy and then worked as an administrator. They want to hire someone who has worked for a long time in his field and has shown his experienced in the projects that he took part in” External link

timesofoman Monday, August 26, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The private sector is hiring people who are specialised in their fields. This is very much linked to the expertise they have in the work that the company does. Say that someone has a diploma or bachelors in one field and then works in another. The company, if it is an engineering or construction firm, might not hire someone who studied philosophy and then worked as an administrator. They want to hire someone who has worked for a long time in his field and has shown his experienced in the projects that he took part in” External link

timesofoman Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “The visit comes at a time when Al Mazunah Free Zone is working on establishing the Dry Port project that aims at adding value to the investment climate in the free zone. This project is characterised by its strategic location that will ease access for the traders and clients coming from Yemen as well as the ease of customs clearance,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : "Through these exhibitions, we aim at promoting the Omani products on a larger extent and introduce these products to new consumers. These efforts ultimately benefit the industrial sector in the Sultanate and the national economy in general. It should be noted that Madayn organises Omani Products Exhibitions on an annual basis in Dhofar governorate in line with Salalah Tourism Festival," External link

timesofoman Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : "With the approved plan for the first phase of the city, KEC can continue to attract local and foreign investment to the new, state-of-the-art facilities and units across the development," External link

tradearabia Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi commented : “The logistics sector has been identified by Tanfeedh as a key pillar in advancing the socio-economic development of the Sultanate. Driven by ASYAD Group, Oman’s modern logistics infrastructure positions the Sultanate as a key player in developing the regional postal sector,” “Oman Post has been embarking on a journey of business excellence, and such events constitute a unique platform for knowledge exchange, discussing the latest trends, highlighting challenges and opportunities within the sector” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, July 26, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The future is science and it is time for Oman to enter this field in depth” External link

timesofoman Friday, July 26, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We went to the Armed forces, Air Force, Navy and the Royal Oman Police colleges and they were all happy to attend. They will display the scientific aspects related to their area of speciality,” External link

timesofoman Friday, July 26, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “More than 120,000 people visited the last edition of Oman Science Festival, and we are expecting to receive 250,000 visitors this year,” External link

timesofoman Friday, July 26, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The festival can be seen as a national umbrella of sciences that brings together schools, universities, research centres and ministries,” External link

timesofoman Friday, July 26, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi commented : “The logistics sector has been identified by Tanfeedh as a key pillar in advancing the socio-economic development of the Sultanate. Driven by ASYAD Group, Oman’s modern logistics infrastructure positions the Sultanate as a key player in developing the regional postal sector,” “Oman Post has been embarking on a journey of business excellence, and such events constitute a unique platform for knowledge exchange, discussing the latest trends, highlighting challenges and opportunities within the sector” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : "With the approved plan for the first phase of the city, KEC can continue to attract local and foreign investment to new, state-of-the-art facilities and units across the development," External link

tradearabia Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “This was India’s chance to go and win the World Cup,” “If they had beaten New Zealand, then the trophy was theirs. But they will learn from this and they will realise that nothing comes easily to them. Of the remaining teams, I think England are the strongest and they are playing at home, so I think it is their turn to win the World Cup” External link

timesofoman Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “This was their chance to go and win the World Cup,” “If they had beaten New Zealand, then the trophy was theirs. But they will learn from this and they will realize that nothing comes easily to them. Of the remaining teams, I think England are the strongest and they are playing at home, so I think it is their turn to win the World Cup” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “This was their chance to go and win the World Cup,” “If they had beaten New Zealand, then the trophy was theirs. But they will learn from this and they will realise that nothing comes easily to them. Of the remaining teams, I think England are the strongest and they are playing at home, so I think it is their turn to win the World Cup” External link

timesofoman Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : "Thank God there is no harm or injury for any Omani student. Any student can communicate with us immediately after an accident" External link

timesofoman Monday, July 8, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The managers are expected to return to their companies after their training, move up and fill a gap in management, where we can bring more Omanis into that part of the workforce” “If the programme can be provided locally then it’s even better. I think it’ll be more cost effective and, in time, the trainers themselves can be Omani,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Over the last months, we have focused on building Khazaen’s unique selling proposition as the region’s leading new investment destination. This public-private partnership, pioneered by Asyad, is already attracting foreign companies, which will create jobs, enable economic multipliers supporting logistics SMEs and encourage local raw material refining into value added products. We are reaping the fruits of our hard work,” External link

tradearabia Monday, June 17, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “This year, we spoke to approximately 47 private companies, however only a small number them agreed to support and participate in the forum. So in the future, we hope to have more companies join. With regard to the ministries, we invited them all to attend,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Over the last months, we have focused on building Khazaen’s unique selling proposition as the region’s leading new investment destination. This public-private partnership, pioneered by Asyad, is already attracting foreign companies, which will create jobs, enable economic multipliers supporting logistics SMEs and encourage local raw material refining into value added products. We are reaping the fruits of our hard work,” External link

tradearabia Monday, June 3, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Over the last months, we have focused on building Khazaen’s unique selling proposition as the region’s leading new investment destination. This public-private partnership, pioneered by Asyad, is already attracting foreign companies, which will create jobs, enable economic multipliers supporting logistics SMEs and encourage local raw material refining into value added products. We are reaping the fruits of our hard work,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, June 1, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi explains : “To help local businesses overcome any export problems they may encounter, Ithraa provides market intelligence, organises local and international trade events; and educates companies about markets opened by Oman’s various free trade agreements,” External link

omanobserver-om Monday, May 13, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “To help local businesses overcome any export problems they may encounter, Ithraa provides market intelligence, connects firms with our trade and investment representatives overseas, organises local and international trade events and educates companies about markets opened by Oman’s various free trade agreements,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The opportunities for growth are there, and as Oman’s inward investment and export development agency we stand ready to help businesses of all sizes forge ties and cultivate relationships with potential Chinese investors and buyers” External link

timesofoman Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “It has been good to see that all of Abdul’s hard work has resulted in this well-deserved world championship medal,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The campaign also increased people’s awareness of ways to avoid mosquito bites and will help prevent the spread of disease among the community,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Muscat Municipality ) : “The campaign covered 60,000 establishments in four Wilayats in the governorate of Muscat, which are Wilayat Seeb, Boushar, Muttrah and Muscat,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We provide medical and mental check-ups to the women, and we offer legal advice and education programmes as well, as some of them do not know Arabic or may not know how to read,” External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “We also supply the women with pocket money and weekly phone calls to their families. The women only stay until their court cases are complete, then we provide them with the means to travel back to their home countries. We try to supply them with enough money so that they can go back to their village and families rather than be stranded at the airport,” External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We provide medical and mental check-ups to the women, and we offer legal advice and education programmes as well, as some of them do not know Arabic or may not know how to read,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “We also supply the women with pocket money and weekly phone calls to their families. The women only stay until their court cases are complete, then we provide them with the means to travel back to their home countries. We try to supply them with enough money so that they can go back to their village and families rather than be stranded at the airport,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We provide medical and mental check-ups to the women, and we offer legal advice and education programmes as well, as some of them do not know Arabic or may not know how to read,” External link

timesofoman Monday, April 1, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “We also supply the women with pocket money and weekly phone calls to their families. The women only stay until their court cases are complete, then we provide them with the means to travel back to their home countries. We try to supply them with enough money so that they can go back to their village and families rather than be stranded at the airport,” External link

timesofoman Monday, April 1, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “We have two new bodies now – one was established during the Tanfeedh setup, which was the National Training Fund, and the other one is the National Employment Centre,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Omanisation policy structures have already been agreed between the Ministry of Manpower and these sectors,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “We have two new bodies now – one was established during the Tanfeedh setup, which was the National Training Fund, and the other one is the National Employment Centre,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Omanisation policy structures have already been agreed between the Ministry of Manpower and these sectors,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “That again will help us reduce costs in production, and become more competitive, which is what I think the country needs at the moment,” “Additionally, logistics and the transport costs in terms of things such as airport handling and port clearances need us to be more competitive so that we can increase the amount of exports and re-exports from Oman” External link

timesofoman Monday, March 4, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “These decisions would not have worked well, if not for the private sector shouldering these pains, and the consumers understanding and cooperating and dealing with these tough decisions,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Today, if we wanted to finance a US$400 million electricity plant, the government pays nothing, but rather places the project for the private sector to compete with each other in terms of the best price divided by the energy cost,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “These people will only be able to be retained if there are agreements between the public sector and the private sector, which is the first beneficiary of such laws,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “The free zone is particularly significant as an economic attraction between the Omani ports and markets on the one hand, and the Yemeni and Eastern Africa markets on the other hand,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The participating Omani companies have the opportunity to get acquainted with to the experiences of the international companies and their advanced technologies used in production, packaging and export,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “We are delighted that this project has started production and we look forward to seeing more projects in the heavy industry zone in the coming years, which witnesses the launch of construction works of the Duqm Refinery as well. SEZD is well poised to support the success of investment in this sector,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “This will pave the way in the future for advanced technological industries that enter into many industrial fields,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “The target markets for the company’s products include the United States, European countries, Japan and Korea as one of the most countries that use these products that enter into many industries. Although Sebacic acid is the most prominent product of the company, the refinery has other products, such as glycerin used in food and medical industries, octanol and DOP used in the plastics industry,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : "We are delighted that this project has started production and we look forward to seeing more projects in the heavy industry zone in the coming years, which witnesses the launch of construction works of the Duqm Refinery as well. SEZD is well poised to support the success of investments in this sector," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “This could also create a toxic culture and attitudes at their workplaces which could influence the rest of the employees,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Everyone has seen the level of the national team of Oman and our FIFA ranking has also increased; that is all because of him, the players, the fans, and the media. As a coach, he is one of the best and we wish him all the best,” “We were really surprised with his decision, but in the end, it was out of our hands. He told us he had to go back home to Holland because of family reasons. He has to be close to his family now and as he said, Oman will be the last station in his career as a coach, which he made clear in his statement and to our chairman” External link

timesofoman Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “The Oman Post retail offices will also change to express the vibrant nature of our industry. We are also strongly focusing on customer service excellence to reimagine our relationship with consumers. Today, we aim at delivery within 24 hours in 15 cities in Oman and 48 hours across the whole country, with the exception of Musandam. This is a significant improvement in our delivery service standards,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “If the economy continues to expand, then there will be more jobs for young Omanis who are coming through the system, and there will be enough jobs for them. Secondly, any Omani that is willing to work in the private sector must be welcomed to work in the sector, no matter what job he/she is willing to do. If he/she wants to be an engineer, then let him/her be an engineer, if he/she wants to be a doctor, a driver, a tour guide, whatever that Omani is willing to do, let him/her do it,” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “There should therefore be an investigation into the jobs Omanis like doing or are willing to do in the private sector,” “There needs to be more hiring of Omanis across the service sectors, banking sector, healthcare sectors, and all the sectors where expansion is taking place. There also needs to be more expansion of businesses in a manner that they are sustainable for the future. Thirdly, private companies need to be motivated to hire more locals. There needs to be a smoother process for opening new businesses and encouraging local and foreign investments” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “If the economy continues to expand, then there will be more jobs for young Omanis who are coming through the system, and there will be enough jobs for them. Secondly, any Omani that is willing to work in the private sector must be welcomed to work in the sector, no matter what job he/she is willing to do. If he/she wants to be an engineer, then let him/her be an engineer, if he/she wants to be a doctor, a driver, a tour guide, whatever that Omani is willing to do, let him/her do it,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “There should therefore be an investigation into the jobs Omanis like doing or are willing to do in the private sector,” “There needs to be more hiring of Omanis across the service sectors, banking sector, healthcare sectors, and all the sectors where expansion is taking place. There also needs to be more expansion of businesses in a manner that they are sustainable for the future. Thirdly, private companies need to be motivated to hire more locals. There needs to be a smoother process for opening new businesses and encouraging local and foreign investments” External link

timesofoman Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi explained : “while the global success of companies such as Tata and Infosys is well known, the quality of Indian SMEs has improved significantly over the past 10 years, and many are looking to enter the growing Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets using Oman as their gateway. We’re particularly focused on attracting firms working in manufacturing, mining, logistics and petrochemicals” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “I have been in the food business for 10 years and have been managing it from home. But when I first attended the festival and heard people complimenting the bread I made, I felt extremely happy. Since then, I have been coming regularly to the festival and plan to keep doing that,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “The secret of success of the Oman Science Festival 2017 lies in three facts,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, January 12, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi noted : “The free zone has contributed to the formation of Small and Medium Enterprises for the citizens in the wilayat of Al Mazyunah. Around 14 SMEs were established in the fields of import, export, shipping, unloading, construction, hospitality and public services. Additionally, the free zone has provided 60 job opportunities for the national cadres in the operating body of the free zone, investing companies and the developer Golden Hala Company,” External link

tradearabia Monday, December 31, 2018 1:17:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi stated : “Madayn undertakes constant efforts to promote Al Mazunah Free Zone among investors through organising several events that highlight the available investment opportunities in the free zone and the role played by its strategic location in contributing to the regional and international trade and investment movement,” External link

tradearabia Monday, December 31, 2018 1:17:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Al Mazunah Free Zone received 46 new investment applications, which are currently under review and study,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:27:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi stated : “Madayn undertakes constant efforts to promote the Al Mazunah Free Zone among investors through organising several events that highlight the available investment opportunities in the free zone and the role played by its strategic location in contributing to the regional and international trade and investment movement,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:27:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We have been driving for years, ever since we used Land Rovers during the time of Said bin Taymoor. We don’t work with meters, we negotiate over a reasonable fare between two poor persons,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:10:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The development of marine business at the Port of Duqm will reinforce the strategic partnership between Shell Oman Marketing and Port of Duqm Company". "Due to the strategic and geopolitical location of the port on the international shipping lines, it is hoisted in the coming years to transform into a regional hub attracting large investments and projects while driving the diversification of the Sultanate’s economy and enhancing its global competitiveness," he added. "We are committed to play a crucial role in the attainment of this vision by delivering global fuel technology and operational excellence to local and international marine customers in Duqm as part of global Shell’s network,” External link

marinelink Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The development of marine business at the Port of Duqm will reinforce the strategic partnership between Shell Oman Marketing and Port of Duqm Company". "Due to the strategic and geopolitical location of the port on the international shipping lines, it is hoisted in the coming years to transform into a regional hub attracting large investments and projects while driving the diversification of the Sultanate’s economy and enhancing its global competitiveness," he added. "We are committed to play a crucial role in the attainment of this vision by delivering global fuel technology and operational excellence to local and international marine customers in Duqm as part of global Shell’s network,” External link

marinelink Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi stated : “The development of marine business at the Port of Duqm will reinforce the strategic partnership between Shell Oman Marketing and Port of Duqm Company. Due to the strategic and geopolitical location of the port on the international shipping lines, it is hoisted in the coming years to transform into a regional hub attracting large investments and projects while driving the diversification of the Sultanate’s economy and enhancing its global competitiveness. We are committed to play a crucial role in the attainment of this vision by delivering global fuel technology and operational excellence to local and international marine customers in Duqm as part of Shell’s global network” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1:24:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi stated : “The development of the marine business at the Port of Duqm will reinforce the strategic partnership between Shell Oman Marketing and PDC. Due to the strategic and geopolitical location of the port on international shipping lines, it is hoisted in the coming years to transform into a regional hub attracting large investments and projects, while driving the diversification of the Sultanate’s economy and enhancing its global competitiveness". "We are committed to playing a crucial role in the attainment of this vision by delivering global fuel technology and operational excellence to local and international marine customers in Duqm as part of Shell’s global network,” External link

timesofoman Monday, December 17, 2018 3:21:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi stated : "Due to the strategic and geopolitical location of the port on the international shipping lines, it is hoisted in the coming years to transform into a regional hub attracting large investments and projects while driving the diversification of the Sultanate’s economy and enhancing its global competitiveness," "We are committed to play a crucial role in the attainment of this vision by delivering global fuel technology and operational excellence to local and international marine customers in Duqm as part of Shell’s global network," External link

tradearabia Monday, December 17, 2018 1:42:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “If this is successfully achieved, then we will see a decline in expat numbers, but this is also dependent on the market conditions,” “If, for example, we see a boom in 2019 and 2020, then we will need competent expats so the numbers will not fall” External link

timesofoman Monday, December 17, 2018 12:28:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Of course, there also needs to be a programme to see how to phase out the number of expats in the country,” “If you have statistics regarding the number of graduates that come out of colleges every year and you see that there are 30,000 fresh graduates, then you need 30,000 jobs for them” External link

timesofoman Monday, December 17, 2018 12:28:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Implementing the latest models of business excellence, Oman Post merges global know-how with local expertise. We understand the requirements of our customers, while always striving to provide world-class service,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:45:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi concluded : “Iran is home to an almost unlimited range of opportunities for Omani exporters,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:58:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “This is a great opportunity for Alizz Islamic Bank to expand its reach and services by utilising Oman Post’s wide network of branches. Through this strategic partnership we can provide services and products to our customers in regions where we do not currently have a branch presence,” External link

cpifinancial Wednesday, November 8, 2017 2:12:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The signing of this MoU with Alizz Islamic Bank will be beneficial to both parties. Oman Post’s objective is to support the national economy through its network of branches and we are proud to partner with Alizz Islamic Bank as they are the only bank that offers 35 Shari'ah-compliant products that meet the needs of both individuals and companies,” External link

cpifinancial Wednesday, November 8, 2017 2:12:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “It is only a matter of whether they like it because of the salaries or lack of a stable income. They have to start from simple beginnings and go up from there. Unfortunately, many people want jobs that give them a very good salary and ease of access to money at the very beginning, but they must have a different mentality of working hard now and enjoying the success later,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:11:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi tells : “We are talking minutes instead of hours,” External link

gulfnews Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:11:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Currently, the app is only available to business owners, who require a delivery service (B2C), but by January of 2018, the service will also cover individual to individual delivery,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:43:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We also need to learn from the expats, because we need their knowledge, their experience, and we need to look at them to see how they start and run their businesses,” “We are not yet in a state where we can say we can do this on our own. We need to work beside the expats, and there needs to be opportunities for the youth to work alongside the expats, instead of substituting them” External link

timesofoman Monday, October 23, 2017 10:20:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “As per the agreement we will have co-operation in various aspects, including conducting competitions, technical and educational courses, study programmes and conferences, as well as the organising training camps for the national teams and clubs in both countries,” “At the professional and technical level, this agreement enhances the co-operation in administrative, regulatory and sports information, marketing, technical training and referee development,” External link

timesofoman Monday, October 16, 2017 7:44:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “As a post service provider, it will be easier for us to deliver the premier mail that people pay for in advance. But when it comes to the regular mail, it is possible that in the future, Oman Post will offer an additional paid service to deliver it to homes,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:54:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi explained : “Our research clearly indicates that many German and Swiss companies are looking to enter the GCC market using Oman as their gateway. We will be focusing our efforts on attracting firms working in logistics, tourism, petrochemicals, manufacturing, agriculture and fisheries. Indeed, we are looking to deepen Oman-German-Swiss business partnership for the long-term,” External link

tradearabia Monday, October 9, 2017 2:52:00 PM EAT



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Al Balushi said ( about Al Balushi ) : “Today we have achieved a significant milestone for Khazaen as we are delighted to sign our first GCC investment with Al Watania for Industries to develop the first carton plate manufacturing unit in Oman. This confirms the trust that Khazaen is gaining from local and international investors due to its attractive location, swift access to various logistics gateways across the country and Oman's investor-friendly climate in general,” External link

tradearabia Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Xavi Hernandez said ( about Al Balushi ) : “I don’t hide my dream of coaching Barcelona one day, I would love to coach the team. I support them and my dream is to train Barcelona, but now my focus is on Al-Sadd,” External link

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Xavi Hernandez disse ( about Al Balushi ) : "Eu não escondo meu sonho de treinar o Barcelona um dia. Eu adoraria ser técnico do Barcelona. Eu busco isso e é meu sonho, mas, no momento, meu foco está no Al-Sadd" External link

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Xavi Hernandez disse ( about Al Balushi ) : "Não escondo meu sonho de treinar o Barcelona um dia, adoraria treinar o time. Eu os apoio e meu sonho é treinar o Barcelona, ​​mas agora meu foco está no Al-Sadd" External link

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Al Balushi said ( about Al Balushi ) : “We were delighted to have HE Engineer Ahmed Al Dheeb join us at the OEW19 inauguration as he’s been a champion for Omani manufacturers for many years and clearly understands how important manufacturing and non-oil exports are to the Sultanate’s economy,” “We’re passionate about helping our private sector and companies of all sizes capitalise on economic growth wherever in the world it’s taking place. To this end we support Omani businesses to ensure they can compete in an increasingly challenging global marketplace,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Al Balushi ) : “We were delighted to have HE Engineer Ahmed Al Dheeb join us at the OEW19 inauguration as he's been a champion for Omani manufacturers for many years and clearly understands how important manufacturing and non-oil exports are to the Sultanate's economy,” External link

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Al Balushi added : “The reason I was keen on raising the first two cubs by myself is because I once saw the mother put one of her cubs into the water, and I was afraid she might drown, because she was very small, and did not know how to swim,” External link

timesofoman Monday, November 30, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “It all began in 2008 when my son bought a small Persian cat,” External link

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Al Balushi said : "It all began in 2008 when my son bought a small Persian cat," External link

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Al Balushi said : “The Centre of Excellence will bring together Ericsson’s long-standing experience and expertise in the field of 5G-networked industry to contribute towards mapping the digital future of Oman. We aim to unleash the creativity and innovation of Oman’s industry, academia and entrepreneurs to fully leverage and propel 5G in the region. This will not only help develop new 5G-based apps and business models, but also contribute towards achieving Vision 2040” External link

tradearabia Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “This will bring down the number of transactions sending money outside the Sultanate, and provide more financial and social stability inside the country,” “The idea of this is to encourage non-Omanis to invest their savings inside the Sultanate” External link

timesofoman Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Prior to buying these properties, they must also obtain a no objection certificate from the Ministry of Housing so they can enter into this usufruct agreement,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “This decision is one that we have awaited for a long time to be introduced in the local market in Oman,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “A big part of Oman’s future is focused on agriculture,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We have prepared our final solution, and are now looking to find an investor to help us start production,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We all knew that the dramatic rise in the numbers of confirmed cases we have of COVID, as well as the death toll, grew due to the pandemic. As a medical professional, I think the decision taken to impose a lockdown is very timely and very precise,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : "The field hospital does not receive cases directly, but rather those transferred from other health institutions, according to certain procedures" External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “At the start of your career, it is more important to look at work experience and not just the salary you get,” “Once you have gained some experience and skill, then you can expect an increase in payment” External link

timesofoman Sunday, September 27, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Now, the Ministry is to act as a regulator to ensure Omanis are paid a fair minimum wage,” “It is for the Omani to ensure and fight for the right wage. For example, if a company can only pay OMR 1,000 in salary, but the employee wants OMR1,500, then he must have the capability to request that salary. But the company must also pay him a fair salary: you cannot offer someone with a master’s degree a salary of OMR350” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The completion rate of the project has touched 90 per cent and is being built on a developed area of about 1.5 million square metres that includes all basic services,” External link

timesofoman Monday, September 7, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Buyers hatch the babies and sell them to people who use them as pets. Some of them are smuggled out of the country where they are sold at exorbitant prices,” External link

thenational Sunday, August 23, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Buyers hatch the babies and sell them to people who use them as pets. Some of them are smuggled out of the country where they are sold at exorbitant prices,” External link

thenational Sunday, August 23, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “This will greatly contribute in accelerating the completion of these transactions and facilitating commercial operations in the free zone,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, August 15, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The digital transformation plan being currently implemented by Sezad has contributed to reducing the time required for completing investor applications,” “In addition, investors can get their business licenses from Sezad in just one day without the need to approach other entities once all required documents are submitted. This will ensure that projects can start their economic activities in a speedy and flexible manner” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:55:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Hyatt Dubai ) : “I am planning to come to Dubai with my friends very soon. I miss the shopping experience in Dubai very much and especially do not want to miss the upcoming Dubai Summer Surprises, I’m ready for it!” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “COVID-19 may mean that for now, we can’t talk face-to-face with overseas investors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to share with them the great opportunities in Oman’s diversifying economy. To make sure businesses interested in investing in the Sultanate have all the information they need and the opportunity to ask the questions that will help them make their investment decisions, we’ve added a series of webinars to our online investment and export promotion activities. Over the coming months, these interactive events will keep local and international business players talking, enabling us to build relationships with them whilst maintaining Oman’s international investment profile” External link

omanobserver-om Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “I believe the scheduled webinars provide Ithraa and its partners with an excellent platform to build on Oman’s proven strengths, its reputation as a reliable trading partner, securing our long-term attractiveness with international investors. And I should mention that post-webinar, participants can explore more about our business environment on the Invest in Oman portal” External link

omanobserver-om Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “COVID-19 may mean that for now we can’t talk face-to-face with overseas investors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to share with them the great opportunities in Oman’s diversifying economy. To make sure businesses interested in investing in the Sultanate have all the information they need and the opportunity to ask the questions that will help them make their investment decisions, we’ve added a series of webinars to our online investment and export promotion activities". "Over the coming months these interactive events will keep local and international business players talking, enabling us to build relationships with them whilst maintaining Oman’s international investment profile,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “I believe the scheduled webinars provide Ithraa and its partners with an excellent platform to build on Oman’s proven strengths, its reputation as a reliable trading partner, securing our long-term attractiveness with international investors. And I should mention that post-webinar, participants can explore more about our business environment on the Invest in Oman portal,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : "The unlimited support of the wise leadership to the health sector with best potential and capabilities to contain Covid-19, as well as the promising field results in terms of the increased rate of recovery make us confident in our ability to deal with all situations and emergencies that have already been considered," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, June 22, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “In fact, Omani companies leading the transition to a CLIC economy realise it’s not about bravery – but about the bottom line” External link

timesofoman Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Despite the seriousness of COVID-19, it really has opened the doors to explore opportunities,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Oman has an outstanding reputation in manufacturing, fisheries, tourism, logistics, mining and of course in oil and gas, We’re also home to a sizeable Indian diaspora – these are just some of the qualities that make the Sultanate an attractive destination for Indian investors. And from an export perspective, India offers Omani firms a large, high-growth market. There is so much potential awaiting in so many areas. We look forward to taking discussions to the next stage and welcoming Indian firms to Oman” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, May 22, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “But if you order delivery, you don’t know if the other person is maintaining the correct safety measures, he may not be wearing a mask, or he may not have sanitised his hands, so that way, you don’t know if you are risking infection,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, May 17, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi explained : “We need to be ready, we need to be forward thinkers, on how we would like to shape that box,” “I see a great deal of opportunity, I see it is the time for us to change, I see it is the time for the community to work together create the right environment for building a strong local economy. We are not going to get foreign investors coming in now, because most of them are going to be doing investments in their own country, we should be doing investments in our own country, by the locals and the expatriates that are here. We should build this economy from inside, rather than wait until those outside come in” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We at Khazaen continue to develop business concepts and present them as ready investment products to investors and business owners. We will announce a number of initiatives and business concepts to the market in the coming months and we urge all investors in the local, regional, and international markets to explore these ample opportunities at Khazaen” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added ( about Free Zone ) : “Significant efforts are being made by Al Mazunah Free Zone to attract companies specialised in trading new and used vehicles,” External link

tradearabia Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “The vehicle trade centre shall stimulate other automobile related businesses such as vehicle repair workshops, spare parts, vehicle wash businesses, and related SMEs to provide their services. Besides, the project aims at providing job opportunities, boosting other economic sectors as well as stimulating the transportation sector and the Omani ports through which these vehicles are imported” External link

tradearabia Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Significant efforts are being made by Al Mazunah Free Zone to attract companies specialised in trading new and used vehicles,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, April 17, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Free Zone ) : “Significant efforts are being made by Al Mazunah Free Zone to attract companies specialised in trading new and used vehicles,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “These efforts shall serve the suppliers, exporters, economic sectors and the investors in the free zone,” External link

omanobserver-om Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “These efforts shall serve the suppliers, exporters, economic sectors and the investors in the free zone,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “These efforts shall serve the suppliers, exporters, economic sectors and the investors in the free zone,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “With the first OCCI membership certificate been recently issued at the free zone’s one-stop-station, all the services that are required by the investors are now available at the one-stop-station. These services include obtaining and approving certificates of origin, and applying and renewing membership certificates,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “These efforts aim at saving time and effort and facilitating the services offered to the investors and business owners. Through the one-stop-station, business owners and investors have access to a variety of services related to investment activities which are set to be completed within a period not exceeding three hours,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “This comes in line with the digital transformation approach, which is one of the necessities for all government and private bodies which believe in the importance of developing and improving its administrative procedures and services as well as facilitating its accessibility to customers,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi remarked : “Reflecting on our belief in the importance to continue improving the services provided on the website, Sezad worked on developing the website, its services and technical features to facilitate the accessibility to its different sections and interactive services,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Al Balushi ) : “Today we have achieved a significant milestone for Khazaen as we are delighted to sign our first GCC investment with Al Watania for Industries to develop the first carton plate manufacturing unit in Oman. This confirms the trust that Khazaen is gaining from local and international investors due to its attractive location, swift access to various logistics gateways across the country and Oman's investor-friendly climate in general,” External link

tradearabia Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “I am confident that the new plans will help everyone in the country, particularly when it comes to the plans to implement Oman Vision 2040. We are looking forward to this, because education and the needs of the job market are always changing. If, for example, a student has developed all of the right skills, then he will be able to understand his lectures properly, and he will get high marks, and he will then be an attractive choice for companies looking to hire” “Many of the students we get do have the right aptitude or the right ability, but there are unfortunately some students who do not have the right skills in critical subjects like English or mathematics, so we put them through our foundation courses after analysing them, and this means they need to spend five years instead of four,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “I am confident that the new plans will help everyone in the country, particularly when it comes to the plans to implement Oman Vision 2040. We are looking forward to this, because education and the needs of the job market are always changing. If, for example, a student has developed all of the right skills, then he will be able to understand his lectures properly, and he will get high marks, and he will then be an attractive choice for companies looking to hire” “Many of the students we get do have the right aptitude or the right ability, but there are unfortunately some students who do not have the right skills in critical subjects like English or mathematics, so we put them through our foundation courses after analysing them, and this means they need to spend five years instead of four,” External link

timesofoman Monday, February 24, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Taking into consideration its closeness to the Yemeni and East African markets, the free zone acts as a key player in shipping and re-exporting of goods especially the food products,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi commented : “The exhibition presents a major international platform that allows us to showcase Omani products and explore new markets. Besides, the Omani companies and factories specialised in the food sector are always keen to participate in this event to showcase their products to over 98,000 visitors from different countries,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi affirmed : “The Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZD) stands as among the key achievements of the Blessed Renaissance, started by the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, May Allah rest his soul in peace. As per His Majesty’s Royal Directives, SEZD is marked one of the investment destinations and a cornerstone of the economic diversification plans in the Sultanate,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi explained : “If we look at our current situation, we find that the Omani economy is at a crossroads,” “It is in an exceptional circumstance where there are seeds of success sown everywhere. The thing it required is well studied policies and interventions which should be simultaneous and consistent. In fact, the Sultanate, with its wide community participation, completed the formulation of the Oman 2040 Vision. The vision also talks about international cooperation, attracting investment, expanding its production base, export and entrepreneurship” External link

timesofoman Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added ( about Qaboos bin Said ) : “In terms of the new Sultan, His Majesty Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur, we hope that he will continue to develop the areas of education and the economy,” External link

timesofoman Monday, January 20, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “When neither of these happens, then a company is said to be engaging in hidden trade,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi stated : "The flawless execution of these critical Turnaround activities demonstrates L&T’s strength in planning and execution of such high-risk jobs," "Kudos to entire construction team for converting plan into reality ahead of time, particularly engineering, manufacturing teams of L&T and heavy lift crew of Mammoet, as the components went into the place as they were expected to," External link

tradearabia Sunday, December 15, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We look forward to providing in this project, a unique experience for residents and visitors, in addition to stimulating researchers and scientific institutions to establish research and scientific studies related to the phenomenon of the eclipse of the sun. We are confident that the efforts made to advance scientific research and stimulate scientific tourism will contribute to building generations of amateur and specialized astronomers” External link

timesofoman Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Through this project, we look forward to providing a unique experience for residents and visitors, in addition to encouraging researchers and scientific institutions to establish research and scientific studies related to the solar eclipse phenomenon. We are confident that the efforts made to advance scientific research and promote them through scientific tourism will contribute to building generations of astronomy enthusiasts as well as astronomers who will enhance Oman’s cultural and scientific abilities in the field and further develop skillsets in space monitoring,” External link

tradearabia Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “We aimed at the event to elaborate on the objectives of the campaign and introduce the investors and consumers to a variety of Omani products and their capability to compete locally and internationally,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “We aimed at the event to elaborate on the objectives of the campaign and introduce the investors and consumers to a variety of Omani products and their capability to compete locally and internationally,” External link

tradearabia Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi remarked : “This project comes within Madayn’s strategy and vision to provide a variety of residential and recreational services in its various industrial cities,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added ( about Electricity Company ) : “The project of transmitting electricity to the companies (cables and transformers), which is being implemented by Rural Areas Electricity Company, has touched 95% of completion rate. Besides, the completion rate of the broadband project has reached 85%,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The first phase of the project aspires to provide comprehensive, effective, safe and integrated solutions to organise, manage and control the entry/exit of trucks and vehicles for the employees and visitors through the smart gates system (iGates). The system aims to simplify procedures through the gates without any unnecessary delay or traffic jam. The second phase, on the other hand, will organise, manage and monitor the entry/exit of individuals,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:25:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “The workforce in the industrial city has reached 2,931 with an Omanisation rate touching 50 per cent and an investment volume amounting to RO2,035,485,543. Sur Industrial City is making significant efforts to provide all necessary elements to attract more investments and provide job opportunities for the citizens,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “The workforce in the industrial city has reached 2,931 with an Omanisation rate touching 50% and an investment volume amounting to OMR2,035,485,543. Sur Industrial City is making significant efforts to provide all necessary elements to attract more investments and provide job opportunities for the citizens,” External link

timesofoman Monday, November 11, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “The priority for our Moroccan visit is to raise the sultanate’s business profile even further” External link

tradearabia Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Participation in international exhibitions helped us in getting acquainted with the latest developments in the tourism sector, and helped us learn from the world’s experiences for the advancement of the sector. It also provides investors an opportunity for exchanging ideas and information,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, November 2, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The Sultanate will also participate in ITB Berlin 2020 for which it was declared an official partner. This will provide Oman an opportunity for wider promotions in the exhibition, social media platforms, publications, and lounges of the largest exhibition of the world,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, November 2, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “This will help increase the share of Omani companies and institutions in the targeted markets, and improve relations with Omani tourism institutions and tourism agents in these markets. It will further enhance the image of the country as a major tourist destination in the foreign markets. Oman will also attend workshops and conferences held on the sidelines of the exhibition,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, November 2, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “These are remarkable success stories but there's still so much more to achieve” “It is apparent that local companies are optimistic and confident about their international prospects. We need more businesses that haven’t considered exporting to have a go, and start saying yes to the opportunities that exist in new markets around the globe, that's why we're organising OEW19,” External link

tradearabia Monday, October 28, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi noted : “We are passionate about helping our private sector, companies of all sizes capitalise on economic growth wherever in the world it's taking place. To this end we support Omani businesses to ensure they can compete in an increasingly challenging global marketplace” External link

tradearabia Monday, October 28, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added ( about British ) : “Our batteries are powering London, UK, and Hong Kong double decker buses, not to mention vehicles of the British defence forces. Every day, commuters on Dubai Metro walk on flooring from Oman, and sanitary ware produced on one of Madayn’s industrial cities is sold in 1,000 outlets globally. And probably unbeknownst to many people, they have enjoyed the comfort of Oman-made mattresses, which are found in leading hotels around the world,” External link

tradearabia Monday, October 28, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “We’re living in a digital age, where borders no longer matter. In fact, the word multi-national has long been associated with the world’s largest companies. But today, that label no longer carries the same meaning,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Al Balushi ) : “We were delighted to have HE Engineer Ahmed Al Dheeb join us at the OEW19 inauguration as he’s been a champion for Omani manufacturers for many years and clearly understands how important manufacturing and non-oil exports are to the Sultanate’s economy,” “We’re passionate about helping our private sector and companies of all sizes capitalise on economic growth wherever in the world it’s taking place. To this end we support Omani businesses to ensure they can compete in an increasingly challenging global marketplace,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Al Balushi ) : “We were delighted to have HE Engineer Ahmed Al Dheeb join us at the OEW19 inauguration as he's been a champion for Omani manufacturers for many years and clearly understands how important manufacturing and non-oil exports are to the Sultanate's economy,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “OEW19 has been carefully crafted to focus on the opportunities and trends that are redefining what it means to be an exporter in today’s competitive global market. It’s all about encouraging more Omani businesses to take the first steps towards going global,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, October 25, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Culture is not just a fluffy term we use thoughtlessly,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, October 25, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “OEW19 has been carefully crafted to focus on the opportunities and trends that are redefining what it means to be an exporter in today’s competitive global market. It’s all about encouraging more Omani businesses to take the first steps towards going global,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : "Foreign investments are a big part of Public-Private Partnerships," External link

timesofoman Monday, October 7, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “There are four tourism SMEs being incubated by Riyada right now,” “These are given support for a three-year period so that they can enter the market on a sure footing,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : "Galfar and other contractors are currently located in Ghala and other areas in the heart of Muscat which puts some constraints on their potential expansion plans and has also a negative impact on traffic within Muscat. At Khazaen, we always strive to provide solutions to our end customers and this new district provides an excellent alternative to have all the supply chain and other operations for contractors and other similar businesses under one roof," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “I think this platform will also help people to be more creative in doing business rather sitting at their shops, showcasing their products and services at various exhibitions,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “I think this platform will also help people to be more creative in doing business rather sitting at their shops, showcasing their products and services at various exhibitions,” External link

timesofoman Monday, September 16, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi concluded : “The delegation sent out a very clear message in Yinchuan that Oman is a country with ambitious growth aspirations, a country with a pro-business environment, a country that is adaptable to change and a country that supports firms of all sizes, across all stages of the business growth lifecycle” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Our participation in Yinchuan has undoubtedly brought Oman to the attention of a new generation of Chinese business investors. It’s our economic performance, geographic location, access to growing Asian and African markets and the Sultanate’s young, multilingual local talent pool that’s driving the interest, but perhaps the most important factor of all is the value Chinese investors can find in Oman,” External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Our participation in Yinchuan has undoubtedly brought Oman to the attention of a new generation of Chinese business investors. It’s our economic performance, geographic location, access to growing Asian and African markets and the Sultanate’s young, multilingual local talent pool that’s driving the interest, but perhaps the most important factor of all is the value Chinese investors can find in Oman,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “In Oman, certain nationalities are nearing 700,000 members, which is a huge number and due to that, companies began facing a lot of challenges,” External link

timesofoman Monday, September 9, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “In Oman, certain nationalities are nearing 700,000 members, which is a huge number and due to that, companies began facing a lot of challenges,” External link

albawaba-en Monday, September 9, 2019 12:17:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “In Oman, certain nationalities are nearing 700,000 members, which is a huge number and due to that, companies began facing a lot of challenges,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:39:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “China and Oman share a long-standing and highly collaborative business relationship, one that fuels prosperity in both countries. Indeed, we strongly believe the sultanate’s a great place for Chinese investment” “Our strategic location, quality of life, infrastructure, stability and transparency of our political, legal and regulatory environment, breadth and depth of investor pool, entrepreneurial culture plus the wide range of support offered by government to foreign investors are all key strengths,” External link

tradearabia Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The private sector is hiring people who are specialised in their fields. This is very much linked to the expertise they have in the work that the company does. Say that someone has a diploma or bachelors in one field and then works in another. The company, if it is an engineering or construction firm, might not hire someone who studied philosophy and then worked as an administrator. They want to hire someone who has worked for a long time in his field and has shown his experienced in the projects that he took part in” External link

timesofoman Monday, August 26, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The private sector is hiring people who are specialised in their fields. This is very much linked to the expertise they have in the work that the company does. Say that someone has a diploma or bachelors in one field and then works in another. The company, if it is an engineering or construction firm, might not hire someone who studied philosophy and then worked as an administrator. They want to hire someone who has worked for a long time in his field and has shown his experienced in the projects that he took part in” External link

timesofoman Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “The visit comes at a time when Al Mazunah Free Zone is working on establishing the Dry Port project that aims at adding value to the investment climate in the free zone. This project is characterised by its strategic location that will ease access for the traders and clients coming from Yemen as well as the ease of customs clearance,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : "Through these exhibitions, we aim at promoting the Omani products on a larger extent and introduce these products to new consumers. These efforts ultimately benefit the industrial sector in the Sultanate and the national economy in general. It should be noted that Madayn organises Omani Products Exhibitions on an annual basis in Dhofar governorate in line with Salalah Tourism Festival," External link

timesofoman Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : "With the approved plan for the first phase of the city, KEC can continue to attract local and foreign investment to the new, state-of-the-art facilities and units across the development," External link

tradearabia Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi commented : “The logistics sector has been identified by Tanfeedh as a key pillar in advancing the socio-economic development of the Sultanate. Driven by ASYAD Group, Oman’s modern logistics infrastructure positions the Sultanate as a key player in developing the regional postal sector,” “Oman Post has been embarking on a journey of business excellence, and such events constitute a unique platform for knowledge exchange, discussing the latest trends, highlighting challenges and opportunities within the sector” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, July 26, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The future is science and it is time for Oman to enter this field in depth” External link

timesofoman Friday, July 26, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We went to the Armed forces, Air Force, Navy and the Royal Oman Police colleges and they were all happy to attend. They will display the scientific aspects related to their area of speciality,” External link

timesofoman Friday, July 26, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “More than 120,000 people visited the last edition of Oman Science Festival, and we are expecting to receive 250,000 visitors this year,” External link

timesofoman Friday, July 26, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The festival can be seen as a national umbrella of sciences that brings together schools, universities, research centres and ministries,” External link

timesofoman Friday, July 26, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi commented : “The logistics sector has been identified by Tanfeedh as a key pillar in advancing the socio-economic development of the Sultanate. Driven by ASYAD Group, Oman’s modern logistics infrastructure positions the Sultanate as a key player in developing the regional postal sector,” “Oman Post has been embarking on a journey of business excellence, and such events constitute a unique platform for knowledge exchange, discussing the latest trends, highlighting challenges and opportunities within the sector” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : "With the approved plan for the first phase of the city, KEC can continue to attract local and foreign investment to new, state-of-the-art facilities and units across the development," External link

tradearabia Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “This was India’s chance to go and win the World Cup,” “If they had beaten New Zealand, then the trophy was theirs. But they will learn from this and they will realise that nothing comes easily to them. Of the remaining teams, I think England are the strongest and they are playing at home, so I think it is their turn to win the World Cup” External link

timesofoman Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “This was their chance to go and win the World Cup,” “If they had beaten New Zealand, then the trophy was theirs. But they will learn from this and they will realize that nothing comes easily to them. Of the remaining teams, I think England are the strongest and they are playing at home, so I think it is their turn to win the World Cup” External link

albawaba-en Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “This was their chance to go and win the World Cup,” “If they had beaten New Zealand, then the trophy was theirs. But they will learn from this and they will realise that nothing comes easily to them. Of the remaining teams, I think England are the strongest and they are playing at home, so I think it is their turn to win the World Cup” External link

timesofoman Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : "Thank God there is no harm or injury for any Omani student. Any student can communicate with us immediately after an accident" External link

timesofoman Monday, July 8, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The managers are expected to return to their companies after their training, move up and fill a gap in management, where we can bring more Omanis into that part of the workforce” “If the programme can be provided locally then it’s even better. I think it’ll be more cost effective and, in time, the trainers themselves can be Omani,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Over the last months, we have focused on building Khazaen’s unique selling proposition as the region’s leading new investment destination. This public-private partnership, pioneered by Asyad, is already attracting foreign companies, which will create jobs, enable economic multipliers supporting logistics SMEs and encourage local raw material refining into value added products. We are reaping the fruits of our hard work,” External link

tradearabia Monday, June 17, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “This year, we spoke to approximately 47 private companies, however only a small number them agreed to support and participate in the forum. So in the future, we hope to have more companies join. With regard to the ministries, we invited them all to attend,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Over the last months, we have focused on building Khazaen’s unique selling proposition as the region’s leading new investment destination. This public-private partnership, pioneered by Asyad, is already attracting foreign companies, which will create jobs, enable economic multipliers supporting logistics SMEs and encourage local raw material refining into value added products. We are reaping the fruits of our hard work,” External link

tradearabia Monday, June 3, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Over the last months, we have focused on building Khazaen’s unique selling proposition as the region’s leading new investment destination. This public-private partnership, pioneered by Asyad, is already attracting foreign companies, which will create jobs, enable economic multipliers supporting logistics SMEs and encourage local raw material refining into value added products. We are reaping the fruits of our hard work,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, June 1, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi explains : “To help local businesses overcome any export problems they may encounter, Ithraa provides market intelligence, organises local and international trade events; and educates companies about markets opened by Oman’s various free trade agreements,” External link

omanobserver-om Monday, May 13, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “To help local businesses overcome any export problems they may encounter, Ithraa provides market intelligence, connects firms with our trade and investment representatives overseas, organises local and international trade events and educates companies about markets opened by Oman’s various free trade agreements,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The opportunities for growth are there, and as Oman’s inward investment and export development agency we stand ready to help businesses of all sizes forge ties and cultivate relationships with potential Chinese investors and buyers” External link

timesofoman Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “It has been good to see that all of Abdul’s hard work has resulted in this well-deserved world championship medal,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The campaign also increased people’s awareness of ways to avoid mosquito bites and will help prevent the spread of disease among the community,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Muscat Municipality ) : “The campaign covered 60,000 establishments in four Wilayats in the governorate of Muscat, which are Wilayat Seeb, Boushar, Muttrah and Muscat,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We provide medical and mental check-ups to the women, and we offer legal advice and education programmes as well, as some of them do not know Arabic or may not know how to read,” External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “We also supply the women with pocket money and weekly phone calls to their families. The women only stay until their court cases are complete, then we provide them with the means to travel back to their home countries. We try to supply them with enough money so that they can go back to their village and families rather than be stranded at the airport,” External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We provide medical and mental check-ups to the women, and we offer legal advice and education programmes as well, as some of them do not know Arabic or may not know how to read,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “We also supply the women with pocket money and weekly phone calls to their families. The women only stay until their court cases are complete, then we provide them with the means to travel back to their home countries. We try to supply them with enough money so that they can go back to their village and families rather than be stranded at the airport,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We provide medical and mental check-ups to the women, and we offer legal advice and education programmes as well, as some of them do not know Arabic or may not know how to read,” External link

timesofoman Monday, April 1, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “We also supply the women with pocket money and weekly phone calls to their families. The women only stay until their court cases are complete, then we provide them with the means to travel back to their home countries. We try to supply them with enough money so that they can go back to their village and families rather than be stranded at the airport,” External link

timesofoman Monday, April 1, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “We have two new bodies now – one was established during the Tanfeedh setup, which was the National Training Fund, and the other one is the National Employment Centre,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Omanisation policy structures have already been agreed between the Ministry of Manpower and these sectors,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “We have two new bodies now – one was established during the Tanfeedh setup, which was the National Training Fund, and the other one is the National Employment Centre,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Omanisation policy structures have already been agreed between the Ministry of Manpower and these sectors,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “That again will help us reduce costs in production, and become more competitive, which is what I think the country needs at the moment,” “Additionally, logistics and the transport costs in terms of things such as airport handling and port clearances need us to be more competitive so that we can increase the amount of exports and re-exports from Oman” External link

timesofoman Monday, March 4, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “These decisions would not have worked well, if not for the private sector shouldering these pains, and the consumers understanding and cooperating and dealing with these tough decisions,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Today, if we wanted to finance a US$400 million electricity plant, the government pays nothing, but rather places the project for the private sector to compete with each other in terms of the best price divided by the energy cost,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “These people will only be able to be retained if there are agreements between the public sector and the private sector, which is the first beneficiary of such laws,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi pointed out : “The free zone is particularly significant as an economic attraction between the Omani ports and markets on the one hand, and the Yemeni and Eastern Africa markets on the other hand,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The participating Omani companies have the opportunity to get acquainted with to the experiences of the international companies and their advanced technologies used in production, packaging and export,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “We are delighted that this project has started production and we look forward to seeing more projects in the heavy industry zone in the coming years, which witnesses the launch of construction works of the Duqm Refinery as well. SEZD is well poised to support the success of investment in this sector,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “This will pave the way in the future for advanced technological industries that enter into many industrial fields,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “The target markets for the company’s products include the United States, European countries, Japan and Korea as one of the most countries that use these products that enter into many industries. Although Sebacic acid is the most prominent product of the company, the refinery has other products, such as glycerin used in food and medical industries, octanol and DOP used in the plastics industry,” External link

omanobserver-om Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : "We are delighted that this project has started production and we look forward to seeing more projects in the heavy industry zone in the coming years, which witnesses the launch of construction works of the Duqm Refinery as well. SEZD is well poised to support the success of investments in this sector," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “This could also create a toxic culture and attitudes at their workplaces which could influence the rest of the employees,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Everyone has seen the level of the national team of Oman and our FIFA ranking has also increased; that is all because of him, the players, the fans, and the media. As a coach, he is one of the best and we wish him all the best,” “We were really surprised with his decision, but in the end, it was out of our hands. He told us he had to go back home to Holland because of family reasons. He has to be close to his family now and as he said, Oman will be the last station in his career as a coach, which he made clear in his statement and to our chairman” External link

timesofoman Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “The Oman Post retail offices will also change to express the vibrant nature of our industry. We are also strongly focusing on customer service excellence to reimagine our relationship with consumers. Today, we aim at delivery within 24 hours in 15 cities in Oman and 48 hours across the whole country, with the exception of Musandam. This is a significant improvement in our delivery service standards,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “If the economy continues to expand, then there will be more jobs for young Omanis who are coming through the system, and there will be enough jobs for them. Secondly, any Omani that is willing to work in the private sector must be welcomed to work in the sector, no matter what job he/she is willing to do. If he/she wants to be an engineer, then let him/her be an engineer, if he/she wants to be a doctor, a driver, a tour guide, whatever that Omani is willing to do, let him/her do it,” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “There should therefore be an investigation into the jobs Omanis like doing or are willing to do in the private sector,” “There needs to be more hiring of Omanis across the service sectors, banking sector, healthcare sectors, and all the sectors where expansion is taking place. There also needs to be more expansion of businesses in a manner that they are sustainable for the future. Thirdly, private companies need to be motivated to hire more locals. There needs to be a smoother process for opening new businesses and encouraging local and foreign investments” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “If the economy continues to expand, then there will be more jobs for young Omanis who are coming through the system, and there will be enough jobs for them. Secondly, any Omani that is willing to work in the private sector must be welcomed to work in the sector, no matter what job he/she is willing to do. If he/she wants to be an engineer, then let him/her be an engineer, if he/she wants to be a doctor, a driver, a tour guide, whatever that Omani is willing to do, let him/her do it,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “There should therefore be an investigation into the jobs Omanis like doing or are willing to do in the private sector,” “There needs to be more hiring of Omanis across the service sectors, banking sector, healthcare sectors, and all the sectors where expansion is taking place. There also needs to be more expansion of businesses in a manner that they are sustainable for the future. Thirdly, private companies need to be motivated to hire more locals. There needs to be a smoother process for opening new businesses and encouraging local and foreign investments” External link

timesofoman Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi explained : “while the global success of companies such as Tata and Infosys is well known, the quality of Indian SMEs has improved significantly over the past 10 years, and many are looking to enter the growing Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets using Oman as their gateway. We’re particularly focused on attracting firms working in manufacturing, mining, logistics and petrochemicals” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “I have been in the food business for 10 years and have been managing it from home. But when I first attended the festival and heard people complimenting the bread I made, I felt extremely happy. Since then, I have been coming regularly to the festival and plan to keep doing that,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “The secret of success of the Oman Science Festival 2017 lies in three facts,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, January 12, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi noted : “The free zone has contributed to the formation of Small and Medium Enterprises for the citizens in the wilayat of Al Mazyunah. Around 14 SMEs were established in the fields of import, export, shipping, unloading, construction, hospitality and public services. Additionally, the free zone has provided 60 job opportunities for the national cadres in the operating body of the free zone, investing companies and the developer Golden Hala Company,” External link

tradearabia Monday, December 31, 2018 1:17:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi stated : “Madayn undertakes constant efforts to promote Al Mazunah Free Zone among investors through organising several events that highlight the available investment opportunities in the free zone and the role played by its strategic location in contributing to the regional and international trade and investment movement,” External link

tradearabia Monday, December 31, 2018 1:17:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “Al Mazunah Free Zone received 46 new investment applications, which are currently under review and study,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:27:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi stated : “Madayn undertakes constant efforts to promote the Al Mazunah Free Zone among investors through organising several events that highlight the available investment opportunities in the free zone and the role played by its strategic location in contributing to the regional and international trade and investment movement,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:27:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We have been driving for years, ever since we used Land Rovers during the time of Said bin Taymoor. We don’t work with meters, we negotiate over a reasonable fare between two poor persons,” External link

timesofoman Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:10:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The development of marine business at the Port of Duqm will reinforce the strategic partnership between Shell Oman Marketing and Port of Duqm Company". "Due to the strategic and geopolitical location of the port on the international shipping lines, it is hoisted in the coming years to transform into a regional hub attracting large investments and projects while driving the diversification of the Sultanate’s economy and enhancing its global competitiveness," he added. "We are committed to play a crucial role in the attainment of this vision by delivering global fuel technology and operational excellence to local and international marine customers in Duqm as part of global Shell’s network,” External link

marinelink Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The development of marine business at the Port of Duqm will reinforce the strategic partnership between Shell Oman Marketing and Port of Duqm Company". "Due to the strategic and geopolitical location of the port on the international shipping lines, it is hoisted in the coming years to transform into a regional hub attracting large investments and projects while driving the diversification of the Sultanate’s economy and enhancing its global competitiveness," he added. "We are committed to play a crucial role in the attainment of this vision by delivering global fuel technology and operational excellence to local and international marine customers in Duqm as part of global Shell’s network,” External link

marinelink Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi stated : “The development of marine business at the Port of Duqm will reinforce the strategic partnership between Shell Oman Marketing and Port of Duqm Company. Due to the strategic and geopolitical location of the port on the international shipping lines, it is hoisted in the coming years to transform into a regional hub attracting large investments and projects while driving the diversification of the Sultanate’s economy and enhancing its global competitiveness. We are committed to play a crucial role in the attainment of this vision by delivering global fuel technology and operational excellence to local and international marine customers in Duqm as part of Shell’s global network” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1:24:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi stated : “The development of the marine business at the Port of Duqm will reinforce the strategic partnership between Shell Oman Marketing and PDC. Due to the strategic and geopolitical location of the port on international shipping lines, it is hoisted in the coming years to transform into a regional hub attracting large investments and projects, while driving the diversification of the Sultanate’s economy and enhancing its global competitiveness". "We are committed to playing a crucial role in the attainment of this vision by delivering global fuel technology and operational excellence to local and international marine customers in Duqm as part of Shell’s global network,” External link

timesofoman Monday, December 17, 2018 3:21:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi stated : "Due to the strategic and geopolitical location of the port on the international shipping lines, it is hoisted in the coming years to transform into a regional hub attracting large investments and projects while driving the diversification of the Sultanate’s economy and enhancing its global competitiveness," "We are committed to play a crucial role in the attainment of this vision by delivering global fuel technology and operational excellence to local and international marine customers in Duqm as part of Shell’s global network," External link

tradearabia Monday, December 17, 2018 1:42:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “If this is successfully achieved, then we will see a decline in expat numbers, but this is also dependent on the market conditions,” “If, for example, we see a boom in 2019 and 2020, then we will need competent expats so the numbers will not fall” External link

timesofoman Monday, December 17, 2018 12:28:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Of course, there also needs to be a programme to see how to phase out the number of expats in the country,” “If you have statistics regarding the number of graduates that come out of colleges every year and you see that there are 30,000 fresh graduates, then you need 30,000 jobs for them” External link

timesofoman Monday, December 17, 2018 12:28:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Implementing the latest models of business excellence, Oman Post merges global know-how with local expertise. We understand the requirements of our customers, while always striving to provide world-class service,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:45:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi concluded : “Iran is home to an almost unlimited range of opportunities for Omani exporters,” External link

tradearabia Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:58:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “This is a great opportunity for Alizz Islamic Bank to expand its reach and services by utilising Oman Post’s wide network of branches. Through this strategic partnership we can provide services and products to our customers in regions where we do not currently have a branch presence,” External link

cpifinancial Wednesday, November 8, 2017 2:12:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “The signing of this MoU with Alizz Islamic Bank will be beneficial to both parties. Oman Post’s objective is to support the national economy through its network of branches and we are proud to partner with Alizz Islamic Bank as they are the only bank that offers 35 Shari'ah-compliant products that meet the needs of both individuals and companies,” External link

cpifinancial Wednesday, November 8, 2017 2:12:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “It is only a matter of whether they like it because of the salaries or lack of a stable income. They have to start from simple beginnings and go up from there. Unfortunately, many people want jobs that give them a very good salary and ease of access to money at the very beginning, but they must have a different mentality of working hard now and enjoying the success later,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:11:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi tells : “We are talking minutes instead of hours,” External link

gulfnews Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:11:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “Currently, the app is only available to business owners, who require a delivery service (B2C), but by January of 2018, the service will also cover individual to individual delivery,” External link

timesofoman Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:43:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi added : “We also need to learn from the expats, because we need their knowledge, their experience, and we need to look at them to see how they start and run their businesses,” “We are not yet in a state where we can say we can do this on our own. We need to work beside the expats, and there needs to be opportunities for the youth to work alongside the expats, instead of substituting them” External link

timesofoman Monday, October 23, 2017 10:20:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “As per the agreement we will have co-operation in various aspects, including conducting competitions, technical and educational courses, study programmes and conferences, as well as the organising training camps for the national teams and clubs in both countries,” “At the professional and technical level, this agreement enhances the co-operation in administrative, regulatory and sports information, marketing, technical training and referee development,” External link

timesofoman Monday, October 16, 2017 7:44:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said : “As a post service provider, it will be easier for us to deliver the premier mail that people pay for in advance. But when it comes to the regular mail, it is possible that in the future, Oman Post will offer an additional paid service to deliver it to homes,” External link

timesofoman Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:54:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi explained : “Our research clearly indicates that many German and Swiss companies are looking to enter the GCC market using Oman as their gateway. We will be focusing our efforts on attracting firms working in logistics, tourism, petrochemicals, manufacturing, agriculture and fisheries. Indeed, we are looking to deepen Oman-German-Swiss business partnership for the long-term,” External link

tradearabia Monday, October 9, 2017 2:52:00 PM EAT



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Al Balushi said ( about Al Balushi ) : “Today we have achieved a significant milestone for Khazaen as we are delighted to sign our first GCC investment with Al Watania for Industries to develop the first carton plate manufacturing unit in Oman. This confirms the trust that Khazaen is gaining from local and international investors due to its attractive location, swift access to various logistics gateways across the country and Oman's investor-friendly climate in general,” External link

tradearabia Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Xavi Hernandez said ( about Al Balushi ) : “I don’t hide my dream of coaching Barcelona one day, I would love to coach the team. I support them and my dream is to train Barcelona, but now my focus is on Al-Sadd,” External link

eagletribune Monday, January 13, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Xavi Hernandez disse ( about Al Balushi ) : "Eu não escondo meu sonho de treinar o Barcelona um dia. Eu adoraria ser técnico do Barcelona. Eu busco isso e é meu sonho, mas, no momento, meu foco está no Al-Sadd" External link

bemparana Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Xavi Hernandez disse ( about Al Balushi ) : "Não escondo meu sonho de treinar o Barcelona um dia, adoraria treinar o time. Eu os apoio e meu sonho é treinar o Barcelona, ​​mas agora meu foco está no Al-Sadd" External link

odia Sunday, January 12, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Al Balushi ) : “We were delighted to have HE Engineer Ahmed Al Dheeb join us at the OEW19 inauguration as he’s been a champion for Omani manufacturers for many years and clearly understands how important manufacturing and non-oil exports are to the Sultanate’s economy,” “We’re passionate about helping our private sector and companies of all sizes capitalise on economic growth wherever in the world it’s taking place. To this end we support Omani businesses to ensure they can compete in an increasingly challenging global marketplace,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Al Balushi said ( about Al Balushi ) : “We were delighted to have HE Engineer Ahmed Al Dheeb join us at the OEW19 inauguration as he's been a champion for Omani manufacturers for many years and clearly understands how important manufacturing and non-oil exports are to the Sultanate's economy,” External link

timesofoman Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT