PACI to form crafts excellence award panel

MUSCAT: Shaikha Aisha bint Khalfan al Siyabiyah, Chairperson of Public Authority for Craft Industries (PACI), has issued a decision to form committees and work teams for the Sultan Qaboos Award for Craft Excellence, 2017-2018. As per the regulations, the main committee of the Award is formed by a resolution issued by the chairperson of PACI who is also the head of committee. The deputy chairperson of PACI becomes deputy head of the committee. The committee includes: the head of PACI chairperson’s office, a representative of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, a representative of The Research Council, a representative of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and the director-general of Crafts Industries Care. The committee is tasked with, among other things, achieving the objectives of the Award and approving its systems, criteria and plans as well as studying the proposals aimed at improving the competition. Other committees formed by the decision are: coordination and follow-up committee, a committee for initial evaluation, media committee and final arbitration committee. — ONA