Muscat, Shumookh Investment and Services

Company, the investment arm of the Public Establishment for Industrial

Estates � Madayn announced today the results of a competition

announced by Shumookh for the architectural design of Madayn's

head office building.

The winners' announcement event was held at the Knowledge

Oasis Muscat under the auspices of Hilal bin Hamad Al Hasani, CEO of

Madayn.

Eng. Ayman bin Saif Al Qari was selected as the first place winner

and received RO 10,000; F&M Middle East Engineering Consultancy

received RO 5,000 for the second place; and Abdulla Mukadam &

Partners received RO 2,000 for the third place.

Speaking at the event, Eng. Musallam Al Hudaifi, CEO of

Shumookh Investment and Services, stated that Madayn along with its

investment arm Shumookh aim at developing infrastructure of the

industrial cities with globally competitive capabilities, and strive to

create the best environment for the growth of industries in the

Sultanate. In addition to that, Madayn and Shumookh aim to attract

strategic regional and global investments and partnerships, and

contribute to enhancement of the national income through creating

opportunities for the national cadres.

These objectives come in light of the rapid growth witnessed by the

industrial sector in Oman and to achieve the future vision of the Omani

economy, Al Hudaifi pointed out.

Al Hudaifi added that real estate development companies,

architectural and engineering consultancy companies, and local

architects (architecture students) were invited to submit their

participations of the architectural design of Madayn's head office

building that meet the future aspirations of Madayn and its expansion

plans.

It is worth mentioning that Shumookh Investment and Services is

the developing company of Madayn's head office building. Shumookh

was established in October 2010 to develop globally competitive

industrial infrastructure in the industrial cities and create the best

environment for the growth of industries in Oman through attracting

strategic partnerships to invest and implement diverse infrastructure

development projects in the industrial cities of Madayn.

The architectural design of the project reflects Madayn's initiatives

in establishing environmentally-friendly buildings featuring an open

and spacious workspace in an innovative way for employees, clients

and visitors. The construction of the project is expected to commence

this year. Madayn's head office will be located on a prime location at

the Knowledge Oasis Muscat with a distinctive view of Muscat

expressway.

Source: Oman News Agency