Muscat, The Research Council (TRC), represented by the Strategic
Research Program for the Omani Cultural Heritage, in cooperation with the Omani National
Commission for Education, Culture and Science, held today an orientation seminar at
Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science on a project about studying the
Omani personalities involved in trade and industry with local, Arab and international
participation, in addition to the UNESCO Regional Office in Doha.
The seminar was sponsored by Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamdan al-Toobi, Advisor to the
Ministry of Education.
Nasser bin Hamdan al-Ismaili, Executive Coordinator of the Strategic Research Program
for the Omani Cultural Heritage at TRC delivered a speech in which he discussed the
objectives of the program and the stages of its establishment and its supporting bodies, in
addition to the projects adopted by the program in the current five-year plan.
For his part, Dr. Humaid bin Saif al-Nuwafli, Director of the Culture Sector at the Omani
National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, said that the prosperous nations
and the conscious peoples are drawing their strength from their ancient history and build
their future from the achievements of their past.
The seminar contained two sessions. The first was scientific about the Omani
personalities involved in trade and industry. The second session included a number of
papers on the project and maritime trade in Oman through the ages, in addition to the
activities of trade and industry in the cities of Oman through the ages, the mechanism of
studying historical figures engaged in trade, and how to employ them in cultural strategies
and development plans in educational curricula.
At the end of the sessions, the sponsor of the event honored the participants in the
Source: Oman News Agency