Oman pushes for Nationalization among key national and private entities

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The Sultanate of Oman has made significant strives towards ensuring compliance from leading industrial powerhouses within the nation towards its enhanced nationalization drive for jobs at key sectors. 

Oman’s Ministry of Labor revealed that the Undersecretary for Labour at the Ministry of Labour, Sheikh Nasr bin Amer bin Al Hosni paid visits to several establishments across its industrial regions to urge organizations at choosing regional candidates at various positions currently held by expatriates.

In its online statement, the Ministry of Labor stated that the Undersecretary for Labour visited several establishments in its Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn)’s Sur Industrial City along with Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company (Oman LNG) and Oman Indian Company for Fertilizer (OMIFCO) to encourage increased job opportunities for its citizens within the framework of partnership and cooperation with private sector establishments.

The statement added that Sheikh Nasr bin Amer bin Al Hosni interacted with Eng. Abdul Qadir bin Salem Al Balushi, General Director of Sur Industrial City (Madayn) who agreed to take necessary measures to ensure that higher and middle level jobs are occupied by citizens soon and further discussed about creating new and continuous job opportunities for the national workforce.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry also took out time to understand various work on work procedures in these establishments.

The online statement remarked that during his interaction at Oman LNG, Sheikh Nasr bin Al Hosni expressed his interest in exporting skills and expertise of the national workforce at the company through the programs of preparing young leaders in the private sector and the company’s efforts in implementing the ICV strategy, and the accompanying training programs to improve levels of efficiency in accordance with internationally recognized standards.

As per the statement, Oman LNG complied to his interest and approved funding of the nurse training program.