Seminar on role of telecom in economic diversification held

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Transport and Communications on Sunday organised at Oman Conventions and Exhibition Centre a seminar on the role of economic diversification.
The seminar, held under the sponsorship of Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, discussed the required policies, strategies and organisational structure to enhance the sector and improve the quality of services rendered by it.
Professor Martin Cave, an expert and consultant, made a presentation on the effect of digital transformation on economies such as that of the Sultanate as well as the multiple uses for IT&C.
He pointed out that the rapid digital transformation will have a great effect not only on communication sector, but also on other sectors such as public services, energy and others.
He mentioned that the Sultanate should develop policies, procedures and frameworks that govern such transformation, which will place the Sultanate among advanced countries in this sector. — ONA