Muscat, The Ministry of Tourism and Omantel

signed a strategic partnership agreement for communications

infrastructure, information technology (IT) and broadband services for

mobile internet and added value services.

The agreement comes within the framework of enhancing the

cooperation between the public and private sectors, supporting the

Omani tourism strategy, enhancing the regional and international

status of the Sultanate, increasing the contribution of the tourism

sector to the Sultanate’s GDP and achieving Omantel 3.0 E-

Transformation Strategy and promoting e-government in the national

projects.

The agreement was signed by Ahmed bin Nasser al-Meherzi,

Minister of Tourism and Talal bin Said al-Ma’amari, CEO of Omantel.

The Minister of Tourism pointed out that this agreement is one

of the important agreements for the tourism sector as it will provide

solutions and will introduce modern technologies that will enhance the

competitiveness of the tourism sector.

The agreement will also open the door for providing many

solutions and services for tourists visiting the Sultanate.

He added that the services that will be provided by the company

through this partnership include the Wi-Fi at five forts under

development by the Ministry of Tourism. The service is expected to

cover 35 forts and castles.

“The Ministry has also built the service facilities in some lands owned

by citizens at Sharqiyah Sands and will pay about RO700 to RO800

per month for the operation of these facilities,” al-Meherzi concluded.

Source: Oman News Agency