Manufacturing sector panel reviews Duqm projects

MUSCAT: The Steering Committee of the Manufacturing Sector on Wednesday held its regular meeting to review the latest initiatives of the National Program for Enhancing the Economic Diversification in the Sector, chaired by Dr Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of the Committee. The meeting reviewed the stages of implementation of several initiatives, including the plant of the Waterproofing Membrane. The meeting discussed the developments of implementation of a number of projects in Duqm. The meeting agreed to provide financial support for the establishment of an advanced research centre for manufacturing industries, the establishment of a factory to design and manufacture metal cutting tools and moulds in cooperation with Sohar University, in addition to the developments of food security projects which are four projects in the dairy and meat sectors.