Minerals expo, conference on Jan 16

MUSCAT: The second edition of Oman Minerals & Mining Exhibition & Conference, organised by Oman Expo and Awtad Geological Consulting, will begin on January 16 at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre under the auspices of Nassir bin Khamis al Jashmi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, said Dr Salim bin Hamad al Busaidi, CEO of Awtad Geological Consulting and Chairman of the Conference Organising Committee. Awtad CEO affirmed in a statement to Oman News Agency that the three-day event aims at highlighting the Sultanate’s potentials as a mining hub for local and foreign investors.

It also aims at enhancing the mining investments to be in line with the government new trends that promote interest in this vital sector. He added that the conference aims to attract international companies operating in the mining sector with a view to showcase experience and expertise owned by these companies in mining field. The conference will cover seven main themes that will shed light on the mining laws and regulations, the environment laws, the reality of mining investments in the Sultanate and the available investment opportunities.