Importance of tourism, ports in developing economy highlighted

WASHINGTON: The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) in Washington concluded its eighth annual Symposium entitled “The Importance of Tourism and Ports in Developing the Economy: The Best Practices in Oman and the United States”, which was hosted by the University of South Carolina.
Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, spoke about the Omani logistics sector’s “Global Vision”, in the presence of a number of South Carolina officials, businessmen, academics and researchers.
The symposium included three sessions, during which fifteen papers were presented by speakers from the Sultanate and the United States. They discussed aspects of the importance of the tourism and ports sectors in the development of the national economy.
It is worth mentioning that this symposium is the eighth in a row organised by the SQCC in Washington since 2010 about the Sultanate in a number of American universities. Each year it deals with different aspects of the history and culture of the Sultanate and the development aspects witnessed by its modern Renaissance under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. — ONA