Monday, 19 Apr 2021
The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has signed an agreement with an Andorra-based company to carry out the Tourism Development Master Plan for the Governorate of Dakhliyah.P

Andorran firm to carry out tourism master strategy for Dakhliyah

PGI Management, an international tourism improvement solutions business, will prepare the preliminary tourism improvement master strategy, phasing and prioritisation of tourism improvement websites and estimation of demand for facilities and infrastructure.

The strategy consists of numerous stages, elaboration of the vision and improvement method, information collection and evaluation, tourism improvement vision and tourism improvement method.

Secondly, PGI’s specialists will define investment plans and financial impacts, management and institutional elements and implementation method and phases. Finally, PGI will analyse investment promotion, which contains final tourism improvement master plans and investment promotion brochures.

“The Tourism Development Master Plan that PGI has initiated will offer the framework for the improvement, management and tourism sustainability of the Dakhliyah area. 

“This plan for touristic development will help the region to identify the opportunities for growth in order to generate prosperity in the tourism sector and high economic and social impact,” the business mentioned. 

In line with the Oman Tourism Strategy 2040 to create facilities as per regional attributes, MoT had floated international tenders for the improvement of master plans for Muscat, Dakhliyah and South Sharqiyah in June final year.

According to the 2040 method, which envisages investments of about RO20bn and creation of much more than half a million jobs, it identifies 5 kinds of all-natural websites for tourism improvement: Wildlife, mountains, wadis, deserts and coasts. 

It also identifies 5 components of culture and heritage: Cities and villages, globe heritage websites, cultural heritage, symbols, and norms and traditions.

The ministry plans to create 14 clusters of tourist infrastructure which will be constructed about the nation as per regional attributes. 

These consist of coastal locations, bronze and iron age ruins, castles, mountains, villages and wadis, bedouin area and Rub al Khali.

Based on the 2040 method, the ministry plans to create master plans for the governorates of Muscat, Dakhliyah and South Sharqiyah, Musandam and Dhofar. 

Spain-primarily based international tourism consultancy firm THR has been tasked to create a Tourism Development Master Plan for Dhofar governorate. While an agreement was reached with ASAAS to create the master strategy of the Governorate of Musandam final year.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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