Supreme Council for Planning Meets

Muscat, The Supreme Council of Planning (SCP)

held its fourth meeting this year under the chair of Dr. Ali bin Masoud

al-Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, SCP Deputy Chairman.

The Council reviewed the Oman Economic Performance Report.

The report showed that the gross domestic product (GDP) grew by

15.1 percent at the current prices, driven by the increase in total oil

activities, especially natural gas activities, which grew by 23.2 percent.

On the other hand, the contribution of non-oil sectors increased during

the same period by (5.1%).

The Council discussed the progress of the development projects

and the achievements in development projects within the framework of

the Ninth Five-Year Development Plan (2016-2020), including the

economic diversification projects until October of this year, as well as

the executive steps and procedures taken for the strategic projects

adopted by the Council, and means to address the challenges facing

the implementation of some of these projects and the steps taken by

the Secretariat of the Council on the National Urban Development

Strategy.

The Council approved the mechanism of integration between the

strategic and development projects being implemented in the

Governorate of South Al Batinah and the necessary measures to

ensure comprehensive and sustainable development through these

projects.

The Council also reviewed outputs of the National Strategy for

Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change as it deals with the

climate change in an integrative manner. The council stresses its

support for the outputs of this strategy and taking them into

consideration within the framework of the National Urban Development

Strategy.

The Council also discussed a number of other topics and took

appropriate decisions on their regards.

Source: Oman News Agency