MTCIT holds press meet to reveal 2024 plan

Muscat: The eleventh media meeting of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology reviews the Ministry’s executive plan for the year 2024 and what was implemented in 2023.

Highlights

His Excellency the Engineer, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology: 98 tenders with an estimated value of more than 612 million Omani riyals during the year 2023, including 56 tenders for the transport and logistics sector and 32 others for the information and communications technology sector.

His Excellency: RO 1.6billion, the total investment opportunities for the first and second phases of transport and logistics.

His Excellency: RO 114 million, the cost of maintaining asphalt and dirt roads during 2023.

His Excellency: In 2023, the Ministry paved more than 200 km, 16 km of which were new lengths, and 185 km were existing roads damaged by climatic conditions, at a cost of about RO 96 million.

His Excellency: In 2023, Omani ports received about 11,000 ships, the volume of general and bulk cargo reached more than 93 million tons, and the number of ships and marine units registered under the Omani flag was 662 marine units.

His Excellency: 72 percent of the performance percentage of government institutions in measuring government digital transformation and simplifying the procedures for 578 digital services.

His Excellency: The number of transactions completed through the Takamul platform for the year 2023 reached 262 million transactions, and the efforts of the government digital transformation program resulted in the development of 39 electronic platforms and portals.

His Excellency: The value of the partnerships and deals signed at COMEX 2023; It amounted to RO 40 million.

His Excellency: In 2024, the Ministry seeks to establish a dry dock and a project to build and maintain medium and large ships, inaugurate the first station operating on hydrogen energy in the Sultanate and begin assigning the implementation of the work of the joint railway project (Sohar – AbuDhabi) and prepare a draft in accordance with its law.

His Excellency: The Ministry aims to launch the unified national portal project for electronic government services in the communications and information technology sector for the year 2024, and implement a number of projects for the National Center for Space, Advanced Technology and Artificial Intelligence.

Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology: April 30 of each year is a day for the logistics sector in the Sultanate of Oman.

The Ministry launches the Green Mobility Award within OmanSustainabilityWeek, and organizes the second Green Mobility Forum in the state of Salalah next September.

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