The ministry stated that it did not locate any concept appropriate to win the initial position which was worth RO6,000. Ahmed Osama Mubarak Habib Allah won the second prize worth RO4,000. The third spot (RO2,000) saw 4 winners: Fatima al Balushi, Hajar al Sobhi, Kawther al Azri and Sarah Zakwani. While inviting entries for the competitors to style an iconic landmark for Ras al Hadd in Sur in November 2018, MoT had stated that by means of the competitors it is seeking for architectural suggestions. It had set some situations for competitors and stated that the style ought to express the concept of an iconic tourism project. The suggestions could be shared by architects, businesses and people.
“The Ministry of Tourism will have ownership of all winning ideas. The design should also include commercial places such as restaurants, cafés and entertainment areas. Competitors should also submit an economic feasibility study for the project.”
MoT stated the wilayat of Sur has a historical and industrial worth for the sultanate contemplating its geographical place.
Information Source: Muscat Daily