Muscat, A coordination meeting was held today at the Implementation

and Follow-up Support Unit headquarters on the integration of the Municipality’s services to

investors for the “InvestEasy” portal in the presence of Dr. Khamis bin Saif al- Jabri,

Chairman of the Implementation and Follow-up Support Unit, Ahmed bin Abdullah al- Shehi,

Minister of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources , and Eng. Ahmed bin Hassan al-

Theeb, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and a number of

members of the Information Technology Authority (ITA).

The meeting reviewed the cooperation between the concerned authorities on linking the

municipality’s services to investors with “InvestEasy” portal. It discussed all the challenges

that hinder the municipalities from joining the portal, which is hoped to provide more

facilities for citizens and investors through the accession of many service agencies and

ministries.

The meeting discussed setting a specific timeframe for joining these services to

“InvestEasy” and developing the necessary mechanisms and ways that will speed up the

process of accession and strive to make maximum use of the portal services to all

beneficiaries.

The main objective of the business environment program initiatives pursued by the Unit is to

promote the principles of responsibility and transparency of the governmental sector,

increase the competitiveness of the Sultanate, attract domestic and foreign investments,

and serve these trends through streamlining and facilitating the procedures of investors.

Through its work, the Implementation and Follow-up Support Unit seeks to improve the

business environment for the sustainability of the Omani economy. Twenty-two initiatives

and projects have been identified to improve the performance of this important sector. The

sector has made good progress in the implementation of a number of initiatives, including

initiative to simplify environmental permits, the legal framework for real estate investment

funds, and the addition of six government entities to “InvestEasy”.

Source: Oman News Agency