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Oman’s Ministry of Tourism and PDO to develop geological park

Neoglacial Park is part of sustainable tourism development activities in the Al-Huqf Nature Reserve

Oman’s Ministry of Tourism has joined hands with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to develop a geological park in the Al Wusta governate of the Sultanate, due to the natural biodiversity and geological diversity in the region, it has been announced.

According to a report in the Oman Observer, the agreement comes as part of the Ministry’s sustainable tourism development activities in the Al-Huqf Nature Reserve. The planned Neoglacial Park will include a number of activities, including geological education tracks, and other activities related to the country’s cultural, social and environmental heritage, the report added.

Once complete, the initiative aims to attract more than 200,000 visitors annually, while also creating 190 jobs for Omani nationals.

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