Constructed at a cost of more than RO 350,000, the Nizwa public majlis was opened in the Wilayat of Nizwa recently.
The majlis was inaugurated under the auspices of Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidy in the presence of walis, members of the Majlis Ash'shura, directors of government institutions, military and security officials, shaikhs and other dignitaries.
The majlis can accommodate up to 400 people. It includes the general hall and its facilities and the Nizwa Centre for Holy Quran Studies with 10 classrooms, a multi-purpose hall, administrative offices and public services, and housing for students. The majlis was built on an area of 18,000 square metres. It has a parking area of 5,000 square metres.
Saud bin Salim al Farqani, Under-Secretary of the Nizwa public majlis, said: "This project cost RO 350,000. The donations from the people of Nizwa and the efforts of volunteers helped in the majlis construction. This majlis is distinguished by its urban character that embodies the Omani skill that combines the ancient heritage and profound art.
He said, "The Omani privacy has been manifested in its most outstanding values in the majlis. The men and leaders of the community gather to exchange views and formulate the social living according to well-established frameworks and fixed rules. Such majlises used to receive children to be educated on authentic customs and traditions. It shaped their personalities and helped them acquire experiences so that they can assume responsibility in the future."
The Under-Secretary of Nizwa majlis indicated that the project is a lofty one that embodies Islamic authenticity and Omani values.