Organised by the Public Authority for SME Development (Riyada), the occasion was held in coordination with Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA Taiwan External Trade Development Council and Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Muscat in partnership with Omanexpo. It was held beneath the auspices of Dr Ahmed Mohsin al Ghassani, CEO of Public Authority for SME Development (Riyada).
The seminar and a single-on-a single meetings had been organised to give Omani businesses an chance to discover trade and investment cooperation with their Taiwanese counterparts. Participating Taiwanese businesses incorporated Hengs Technology, NexPower Technology, Yushi Group, Wintech Electric, Segreene Sustainable Design & Consulting and HISG Research Group – National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.
Dr Ghassani stated, “We will encourage some Omani SMEs to establish collaboration with Taiwanese firms in places of green power. Oman has not too long ago announced that it desires to concentrate on green power. There are plans that ten per cent of our wants can be met via green power and we feel that Taiwan is sophisticated in this location.
“This is an opportunity for Omani companies to discuss business opportunities.” Dr Ghassani added that Riyada is in the procedure of discussing the strategic program. “This will soon be discussed in the board of directors meeting. When we finalise we will announce the changes. We are working on finalising the SME law. It’s in the draft version. There will be a lot of engagement with other ministries and public authorities. So we are in discussion with them. This is to make sure that whatever is proposed in this law is practical and is acceptable to them at the same time serves the vision of the government and the ambitions of SMEs in Oman.”
Dr Suo-Hang Chuang, vice chairman, TAITRA stated, “We want to share our technology with Oman in the field of green energy. We offer total solutions in green building issue. We are here not only to find business opportunities but also enhance research and innovation with Oman. “Oman has very good research ability in Sultan Qaboos University. We want to bring more delegation to Oman. This is our first visit to Oman. We have realised that Oman is a good hub for trading of many countries. Taiwan is very strong in many aspects and the presence of Taiwanese is very rare in Oman.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily