MUSCAT: The Board of Directors of the Public Authority for Craft Industries (PACI) held its second meeting for this year under the chairpersonship of Sheikha Ayesha bint Khalfan al Siyabiyah, Chairperson of PACI.
The meeting reviewed a number of submitted reports and discussed a number of plans and programmes implemented in various areas of the artisanal sector. The Board reviewed the general plan of PACI for 2018, which includes a number of projects to promote the areas of entrepreneurship and investment and raise their contribution to the GDP, as well as review the budget items of PACI for next year.
The Board reviewed the designs registered in the intellectual property protection system, where PACI has deposited a collection of works of art issued by it recently, which includes many craft products in craft industries at the Intellectual Property Department of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The Board also reviewed the terms and conditions for the preparation of marketing studies for all products and craft markets in order to stimulate demand. It also reviewed the cooperation programme with Muscat Duty Free at Muscat International Airport. — ONA