Sumail, May.16 (ONA) —- Oman Munition Production Company (OMPC) celebrated today the official opening of the light munition factory in the Wilayat of Sumail in the Governorate of A’Dakhiliyah under the auspices of Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al- Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs .
After removing the plaque, the Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs toured the production lines of the factory. The Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence and Chairman of Oman Munition Production Company presented a memento to the chief guest. The project is one of the projects that aim at meeting the needs of the Sultan’s Armed Forces and the other military and security systems at the Sultanate for light munition. Oman Munition Production Company has been established in response to the directives of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces with direct investment by the military and security apparatuses pension funds. The foundation stone of the factory, which is the first of its kind in the Sultanate, was laid on March 26th 2015. The initial production started at the end of 2016.