Research chair on estates, free zones

MUSCAT: The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) signed an agreement on Wednesday with Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) for the establishment of a research chair on industrial estates and free zones.
Through this agreement, PEIE and SQU seek to stimulate scientific research in the field of industrial estates and free zones, which play a role in the Sultanate’s economic development.
The agreement was signed by Hilal bin Hamad al Hasani, Chief Executive Officer of PEIE, and Dr Rahma bint Ibrahim al Mahrooqi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research at SQU.
The vision of this research chair is to assist in capacity building in areas related to industrial estates and free zones through stimulating scientific research in areas that represent vital industrial needs that have not yet been developed.
The mission that will be adopted by the chair lies in the provision of high quality research and studies in the field of industrial estates and free zones through applied research, academic events and awareness research activities that contribute directly to the Sultanate’s economic and social development.
Al Hasani stressed the importance of this research chair and emphasised that more research should be carried in the field.