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
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