Omani products on show at Lulu Hypermarkets
Muscat, November 13, 2012
All Lulu Hypermarket branches in Oman are currently showcasing Oman-manufactured products, as part of a series of exhibitions entitled "Omani".
The focal exhibition kicked off in Lulu Hypermarket, Baushar branch, under the auspices of Hilal bin Hamad Al Ahsani, chief executive officer of the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE).
Organised by PEIE, the series of "Omani" exhibitions endeavor to promote locally-manufactured products and underscore their ability to compete locally and internationally.
"These exhibitions come as part of a campaign to promote and create awareness on the locally-manufactured products to mark their presence in all governorates of the Sultanate through the commercial centres. We encourage all commercial centres to contribute to the development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)," Al Ahsani said.
Al Ahsani added: "PEIE has outlined a marketing strategy for the year 2013, which includes the organisation of more exhibitions for Omani products. Besides, there is an ongoing cooperation between the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates, Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Exports Development (PAIPED) to allocate more destinations to promote the Omani products within and outside the Sultanate."
He affirmed that the Omani industry is currently marking a good growth as a result of the specifications and the excellent quality of the locally-manufactured products, pointing out that the contribution of Oman's industry to the GDP has touched more than 10 per cent.
"There are a number of upcoming industrial estates and projects, plus significant expansion projects for few of the current industrial estates which will be announced soon," Al Ahsani said.
Hamood bin Abdullah Al Balushi, head of Omani Product Department at PEIE, noted that the Omani Products Expo in Lulu Hypermarkets confirmed the continuity of the existing cooperation between the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates and the commercial centres.
The expo in Lulu Hypermarkets will continue till November 24. – TradeArabia News Service
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