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Over 80% of Misfat al Abriyeen tourism project complete

Over 80% of Misfat al Abriyeen tourism project complete

The project was launched by Bank Muscat in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Al Misfat al Ahlia business.

As per a statement, the landmark tourism improvement project in Misfat al Abriyeen in the wilayat of Al Hamra was initiated by the bank in line with its commitment to partnership in sustainable improvement. The agreement is element of the bank’s Imprints CSR programme and was signed earlier in January this year.

The project entails the improvement of the old Misfat village which is getting implemented by the Al Misfat al Ahlia business. The project will develop a distinctive tourism encounter focusing on the old Misfat village, highlighting Oman’s tourism technique primarily based on a sustainable improvement model that advantages nearby communities along with the preservation of the country’s atmosphere and cultural heritage.

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) had performed a complete study in 2015 on the cultural heritage of the village and the investment possible to create a sustainable tourism project in cooperation with stakeholders in the private sector and the nearby neighborhood.

MoT and Bank Muscat had earlier also commissioned a study by the University of Liverpool in the UK, primarily based on which this specific project was launched.

The primary elements of the project contain restoration of the primary gate of Misfat al Abriyeen and preserving its original functions. Restoration of some old mud homes is also getting carried out so as to set up a restaurant and a bakery to serve genuine Omani cuisine to each vacationers and guests.

Vehicle parking facilities, a tourist info centre and workplace, a souvenir shop and signage top to the tourist spot will be created. The project will give a substantial increase to heritage tourism as nicely as sustainable improvement in the wilayat of Al Hamra and the surrounding places.

Al Misfat al Ahlia business which has been set up by Omani entrepreneurs has been entrusted with the project. This project will develop new employment possibilities for nearby youth and company possibilities for little and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region.

The handling of the project by nearby entrepreneurs bodes nicely for the future development and improvement of the national economy and is in line with the government’s vision to create SMEs as a significant contributor to jobs in the sultanate.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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