Workshop on urban strategy in Ibra

Ibra: The Office of the Governor of North A’Sharqiyah, in coordination with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, represented by the Office of the Implementation of the Urban Strategy, today organized a workshop on the “Urban Strategy for the Governorate of North A’Sharqiyah”.

The seminar was attended by His Excellency Dr. Khalfan bin Saeed Al Shuaili, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, and His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Ahmed Al Shamsi, Governor of North Sharqiyah.

Zubaida bint Salem Al Shaithaniya, Director of the Follow-up Office for the Implementation of the “Oman 2040” Vision in the Office of the Governor of North Al Sharqiyah, delivered a speech in which she explained that the urban strategy aims to direct growth during the next 20 years in order to achieve a balance between the dimensions of sustainable social, economic and environmental development, which are embodied in spatially in the axis of urban development, and it also ensures the competitiveness of cities and their ability to withstand various changes.

For his part, Eng. Ibrahim bin Hammoud Al-Waeli, Director of the Office of Change and Follow-up of the Implementation of the Urban Strategy at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, said in a speech that the Urban Strategy Circle aims to monitor and anticipate ideas and opinions that serve the mechanism of implementing the strategy and projects for the North Sharqiyah Governorate, in a way that contributes to directing investment in sites appropriate, and achieves integration between development activities to enhance the social and economic prosperity of the governorate and its people, through the convergence of all parties from specialists concerned with various government sectors and private sector institutions.

During the session, a visual presentation was presented on the urban strategy as the main engine for the development sectors through its main objectives that it seeks to achieve, including: flexible cities and communities suitable for living and preserving the Omani identity, responding to climate change, adapting and mitigating its effects, and economic growth and diversification based on the elements of each. governorate, the sustainable use of resources, energy production and its renewable sources, and the efficiency of water and waste management, in addition to another visual presentation showing the action plan for implementing this workshop and the mechanism for forming teams according to the seven identified axes.

The workshop discussed a number of main axes through the work teams formed from the relevant institutions, namely: effective infrastructure, effective transportation, implementation of the strategic plan for urban development, natural resource management, environmental management, sustainability and response to climate change, and achieving economic growth and prosperity.

The seminar shed light on the various general aspects of the urban strategy in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate, the executive and planning programs and related projects, and the economic components and the most important sites that contribute to the prosperity of the governorate’s economic growth.

During the seminar, the urban strategy document was also signed in the Governorate of North Al Sharqiyah, as it was signed by His Excellency Dr. Khalfan bin Saeed Al Shuaili, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, on behalf of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, and Sheikh Ali bin Ahmed Al Shamsi, Governor of North Sharqiyah, on behalf of North Sharqiyah Governorate.

It is noteworthy that the workshop came out with a number of important recommendations related to the projects that were put forward, discussed and agreed upon, and those recommendations were submitted within the approved document between the Governorate of North Sharqiyah and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning. to be monitored and implemented.

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