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Officials review preparedness to receive khareef tourists


MUSCAT: The Municipal Council of Dhofar Governorate, on Monday, discussed the readiness of the concerned authorities to receive visitors to the governorate during the autumn tourist season in 2022. The meeting, which was chaired by Mohammed bin Saeed Kashoub, Vice-President of the Municipal Council, reviewed the programmes and plans of the Dhofar Municipality for the autumn season, as well as the preparations of the concerned authorities in the governorate for the tourist season.

The Council was also briefed on the visual presentation submitted by the competent authorities in the General Directorate of Social Development in the Governorate of Dhofar to activate the social development committees and the relief and shelter sector under the management of the National Centre for Emergency Management to deal with climatic conditions.

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP) has announced its readiness for khareef in Dhofar on Sunday.

The Directorate-General of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion in Dhofar held a meeting with several government and private sector institutions to review the ministry’s efforts. This was held to ensure the continuation of facilities provided by the relevant government and private agencies during the khareef season as well as supply of food and basic commodities in the markets in the governorate.

Shaikh Jamal bin Abdullah al Hinai, Director-General of the Directorate-General of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion in Dhofar, said, “The ministry is ensuring sufficient stock of fuel at stations – 134 in all – across Dhofar. This is apart from the fuel stations located on the Adam-Thamrait road.”

He added that fuel station owners have been asked to carry out maintenance of public facilities regularly to facilitate travellers.

“The directorate has also coordinated with officials of banks in the governorate to carry out necessary maintenance work of ATMs and CDMs in commercial centres to ensure uninterrupted cash flow.”

The khareef season officially begins on June 21 and continues till September 21.

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