Meet promotes cultural awareness among youth

SALALAH: The Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment (SQYCCE) in the Wilayat of Salalah in the Governorate of Dhofar on Wednesday organised an introductory meeting on its activities and programmes for 2017 in the presence of media means and officials concerned with areas of youth, sports and culture in Dhofar. Habib bin Mohammed al Riyami, Secretary-General of the Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science (SQHCCS) in his speech highlighted the Complex’s message that seeks to promote the level of cultural awareness among the youth, develop their skills and capacities, as well as investing their energies through various cultural, art, recreational and sport programmes.
The complex, which was established as per the Royal Orders of His Majesty the Sultan, includes 28 cultural, sports and entertainment facilities on a total area of 237,368 square metres to contribute to raising the cultural and intellectual level of the Omani man through its various quality activities, programmes and events.
The complex consists of a centre for cultural and artistic activities, a centre for physical and recreational activities and several facilities, including a public library, art and cultural exhibition halls, computer laboratories and a lecture hall that can accommodate 130 people, training and activities halls, multi-purpose hall that can accommodate 1,500 people, swimming pools, gyms and in-door sport halls, out-door playgrounds for various individual and team sports. The designers of the complex, which is located in Salalah, affiliated to SQHCCS at the Diwan of Royal Court, have taken into account needs of the persons with disabilities. — ONA