Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit Reviews its Annual Report

Muscat: Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit has asserted that work is currently underway to review all indicators of “Oman Vision 2040” and verify their effectiveness in terms of measuring and evaluating the path of achieving the Vision and coming up with clear targets for every five years.

This was stated during the media briefing organized today by Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit. The Unit reviewed its annual report for 2021 as the first report following the launch of the Vision in the beginning of 2021.

Dr. Khamis Saif Al Jabri, Head of the Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit underscored the importance of the media’s role in highlighting the efforts exerted to inform the community about the achievements made in the Oman Vision 2040. He explained that the Unit seeks, through its website, to increase the reception of community participation.

On his part, Eng. Hamoud Hilal Al Habsi, Director General of Oman Vision 2040, reviewed during the visual presentation the creation of the Vision, its constituents, the role of the Unit and its methodologies in following up and backing the efforts to achieve the Vision and the executive position of the indicators of “Oman Vision 2040” as well as the efforts currently being made to achieve these indicators.

He added that since the launch of Oman Vision 2040 in early 2021, a set of national short- and medium-term programmes were launched. The programmes are designed based on the requirements of the stage and the five-year development goals in a bid to realize the national targets of the Vision with a clear governance that achieves integrity among the departments concerned.

Khalid Said Al Shuaibi, Head of the National Programme for Investment and Export Development “Nazdaher”, spoke about the programme’s business environment represented in simplifying and digitizing investor procedures, investment tools, legislation and the judiciary. He added that the number of initiatives launched by the programme to ensure the readiness of the investment system reached 124, including 59 enabling initiatives, 46 in investment projects, and 19 in investment opportunities.

He affirmed that the programme functions to enhance and empower the role of the private sector in leading economic development by creating an attractive investment environment. He pointed out that the programme’s initiatives and projects are divided into two main tracks namely the business environment, and the investment sectors, which include energy, mining, converting industries, transportation, aviation, tourism and information and communication technology (ICT) and food security.

Eng. Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Al Kharousi, Director of the Government Digital Transformation Programme, said that about RO 159 million were saved after reviewing the budgets proposed by government institutions within the plan of the Digital Transformation Programme 2021-2025.

He added that the programme aims to enhance the efficiency of government institutions, find innovative solutions and improve the work environment by simplifying business models and providing channels and tools that make optimal use of the rapid technological changes.

Dr. Badr Hamoud Al Kharousi, Head of the Development Team for the National Employment Programme said that the programme seeks to generate sustainable employment solutions and job opportunities for Omanis by expanding the local market and increasing the quality of opportunities.

He added that the programme includes training and rehabilitation initiatives for Omani cadres of jobseekers and students who are about to graduate to ensure their readiness to join work in line with the requirements of various sectors of the labour market. The programme also focuses on identifying job opportunities in the supply chains in various economic sectors.

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