Muscat Municipality, today held talks with the Mayor of Seoul, during which they discussed areas of cooperation in various areas of municipal work and urban planning. Mohammed bin Salim al-Harthy, Sultanate’s Ambassador to the Republic of South Korea and Dr. Abdul Hakim bin Ahmed al-Farsi, Director-General of the Office of the Chairman of Muscat Municipality attended the meeting.

During the meeting, they agreed on a cooperative program aimed at achieving a number of objectives, including the exchange of information and experiences in the areas of urban planning, e-government, urban redevelopment, natural landscaping, infrastructure, health inspection, exchange of visits and training programs, Muscat and Seoul organization of festivals, as well as participation in conferences and activities that hosted by them.

The cooperative program agreement included exchanging information on appropriate mechanisms and initiatives to activate the role of municipalities in supporting and providing facilities to other relevant government institutions in both countries in economic cooperation, increasing investments, developing services and providing facilities to support the plans and programs of those institutions that contribute to the prosperity of the two cities.

Chairman of Muscat Municipality and the audience followed a presentation on the technologies and tools used in Seoul to control traffic. The presentation was made by specialists in municipality of Seoul.

The tour program includes field trips to a number of institutions, service facilities and development projects, access to pilot experiences in a number of Korean cities, and visits to a number of institutions.

The visit comes in response to the invitation received by Eng. Mohsen bin Mohammed al-Sheikh, Chairman of Muscat Municipality from Lee Sihyung, President of the Korea Foundation, to learn about the experience of the Republic of South Korea in various fields of development and urban development from

Source: Oman News Agency