Muscat: The Integrated Tourist Complexes (ITCs) represent the largest weight in the volume of investment in the tourism sector with 12 projects with an investment value of RO 3.9 billion, are currently being implemented, including RO 1.07 billion as investment value during the period of 2021 to 2025, according to Salem bin Mohammad al Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism (MHT).
These complexes include the Al Mouj project, Barr al Jissah Resort (the port district development), Mandarin Oriental Project and Residence, Al DiyarRas Al Hadd Resort, Hawana Salalah (Salalah Beach Resort), Yiti Sustainable City, Phase Two of Mirbat Tourism Project, Phase One A and, B of Jebel Sifah and Blue City Project, and The Orient and Palm Resort project.
The preparation is also taking place for another package of integrated tourism complexes to be located in the governorate of Muscat, the Governorate of Musandam and the Governorate of Al Sharqiya South, with an estimated total investment value of RO 2.5 billion.
MHT always pays attention to diversifying tourism and recreational components in these complexes, in addition, to enhancing aspects of its benefit to local communities and its local value added, by finding attractive opportunities for small and medium enterprises and providing varied employment opportunities to the labor market.
The Qualitative and multi-use projects:
Some qualitative and multi-use projects with a total investment value of RO262 million include the Omani Botanic Garden, the Village Project, and the Salalah Gardens (The Nargil Farm) project.
A number of projects are currently being set to be developed at Halanaiyat and Dimaniyat Islands with an estimated investment cost of RO137 million during the period of 2021 to 2025, while efforts are being exerted to attract hotel brands such as the Four Seasons Hotel.