Salalah: The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, hosted this evening, in cooperation with the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the first Gulf industrial exhibition, at the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment in Salalah, and it will last for three days.
The opening of the exhibition was sponsored by His Highness Sayyid Marwan bin Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, in the presence of His Excellency Qais bin Mohammed Al Yousef, Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment Promotion, and a number of Their Excellencies and Excellencies from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. (29) factories from the Arab Gulf countries are participating in the exhibition in the sectors of: renewable energy, manufacturing industries (recycling), the pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industry, as well as the manufacturing of mining products, and companies working in the field of innovation.
His Excellency Dr. Saleh bin Saeed Musan, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment Promotion for Trade and Industry, said in his speech: The industrial sector is one of the most important sectors relied upon for economic diversification at the level of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, as its current contribution amounts to 11.5 percent of the gross domestic product. For the GCC countries, it is considered the most important sectors capable of localizing the tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an incubator for innovators and entrepreneurs, and an attraction for Gulf national cadres.
His Excellency also pointed out that the exhibition aims to encourage and motivate Gulf companies operating in the industrial sector, and to honor them for supporting the Gulf economy by highlighting their products, in addition to the Arab Gulf countries’ keenness to pay attention to innovation as it is a fundamental driver in the countries’ economies. The exhibition included the event’s sponsor honoring (29) factories and (12) inventors from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in many sectors for their efforts and motivation to do more in the field of innovation.
The inventions included a technology for treating oil-contaminated soil, dynamic light-retaining solar panels, a tank water cooling device, the Tayeb smart incense burner, a project to convert the trailer hitching system from a pivotal hook system to a spherical one, an oxy-cooled device for tank water, in addition to the invention of the smart wheelchair. A project to produce desalinated water suitable for the use of living organisms and plants from a non-drinking water source, a device to correct the position of the jaws and correct apnea disorders, a system for cleaning solar panels, in addition to the invention of a medicinal mixture used for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes, and the invention of an orthopedic leg lifter.
Through this exhibition, the Gulf countries seek industrial integration among themselves and the development of the industrial sector due to its importance in contributing to diversifying sources of income, as well as introducing Gulf national products, stimulating Gulf companies operating in the industrial sector, in addition to exchanging experiences between the Gulf countries in the industrial sector, and promoting exports. Between them.
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