Muscat, The National Business Centre (NBC),

which falls under the umbrella of the Public Establishment for

Industrial Estates (PEIE), organized “Mashura” event, which consists of

a series of workshops that focus on providing specialized business

consultancy for the incubated companies. Held at Riyada incubator,

Mashura event highlighted the available investment opportunities in

Sandan City.

Briefing the entrepreneurs on these opportunities, Sultan al-

Kindi, Head of Community Affairs at Sandan Development, said that

Sandan City is designed according to international standards to be the

first integrated city for light industries in the Sultanate. Sandan City is

a result of a vision that aims to benefit from sustainable property

development to meet the needs of businesses and consumers, as well

as to provide freehold opportunities in various stages of development,

al-Kindi pointed out.

Al Kindi also noted that Sandan City is located in a vital location

between the governorates of Muscat and Al Batinah. It is worth to

mention that the planning of Sandan City embodies a collaborative

effort among a pool of skilled people, consultants, business leaders

and trade and industry experts in Oman.

The city offers a number of quality service outlets that include

vehicle showrooms and workshops, offices, warehouses, business and

residential units with flexible freehold system. Al-Kindi also elaborated

that the total built up area in the city stands at 320,000 sqm, including

47 showrooms that can accommodate more than 1,200 cars. Moreover,

the city targets several segments including cars and vehicles, building

materials, warehouses, food related segment, and services sector. It is

expected that the official opening of the city will take place in

November 2018.

NBC is an initiative launched by PEIE at the Knowledge Oasis

Muscat (KOM) to offer promising Omani entrepreneurs a platform to

develop their business ideas and advance them into growing ventures.

The centre offers a premier platform for Omani entrepreneurs by

providing business development support and guidance, training and

mentoring, access to markets and industry experts, and state-of-the-art

and fully equipped office space, meeting rooms and presentation

facilities. Objectives of NBC comprise facilitating and supporting the

growth of investable ideas into successful businesses; building

entrepreneurial skills through dedicated and focused training, coaching

and mentoring; and providing business support facilities from office

space, administrative support, financial support and consultancy

services that are crucial in ensuring the success and survival of new


Source: Oman News Agency