Sunaidy visits Sohar University

Dr Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, on Tuesday visited the Sohar University laboratories in the presence of the Sohar University management and representatives of the manufacturing sector in the implementation support and followup unit and a number of executive heads. Dr Al Sunaidy, Chairman of the Steering Committee, and the audience were briefed on the project and its current and future stages. The minister stressed the importance of cooperation with companies and institutions operating in the university environment, with emphasis on industrial aspects, development, innovation and improvement in production and manufacturing. The project aims at creating a model centre for advanced manufacturing industries in the Sultanate to develop innovation and improvement, as well as a factory for the design and manufacture of moulds and production as the basics needed by the manufacturing sectorto help strengthen the Omani products industry. The project has an increasing executive performance at Sohar University (20 per cent) and is expected to start its initial operation at the end 2018. He also reviewed the courses description labs in the university, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East and the third in theworld. The laboratory has been equipped with the latest technologies to test the stimuli. The visit of the Minister of Commerce and Industry and his meeting with the university officials and specialists in charge of the project comes within the framework of continuous cooperation and coordination between the university and the ministry and the Implementation and Follow-up Support Unit, to followup the progress in the project ‘Manufactured in Sohar’. This is one of the important projects during the current period, in confirmation of the government’s endeavours in implementing the economic diversification plans, and providing the Omani economy with new industries that enhance the qualitative development of the industrial sector in the Sultanate.
The Material Labeling Lab is a form of partnership between the public and private sectors in the cooperation fields to serve the Industrial Sector in the Sultanate. Sohar University and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry have signed two agreements over the last few months to establish The Advanced Manufacturing Center and the Project of establishing a leading factory for designing and manufacturing molds and production tools.
The visit of HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry and his meeting with the university officials and specialists in charge of the project is within the framework of the continuous cooperation and coordination between the University, the Ministry and the Unit of Support, Implementation and Follow-up, which aims to follow up the progress in Intaj-Sohar project, one of the most important projects during the current period. This is an affirmation of the government's efforts to implement economic diversification plans and provide the Omani economy with new industries that contribute to enhancing the qualitative development of the industrial sector in the Sultanate.