Work on several key industrial, economic and infrastructure projects at Sur Industrial City to begin in early 2021

Investments in industrial city have now hit $5.3bn, up 0.67% compared to same period last year

Omani authorities have said that work on a number of industrial, economic and infrastructure-focused projects at Sur Industrial City are set to start early next year.

According to a report by the Oman Observer, the private-sector led investments include a boatyard complex, a residential township for the industrial park’s labour force, and a new sewage treatment plant.

“More investment opportunities will be announced in 2021 for the private sector in health and hotel support services, and vehicle/truck maintenance centre,” said Engineer Abdulqadir bin Salim al Balushi, Director General of Sur Industrial City.

He added that the investments in Sur Industrial City have now hit $5.3 billion, up 0.67 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Al Balushi stated that the workforce at the industrial city has also increased to 4,111 individuals with Omanisation rate hitting 49 per cent.

The total number of localised projects reached 127 by mid-2020, and the total area of Sur Industrial City reached 36.1 million sqm, which makes it the largest industrial city in terms of area, he concluded.

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