Industry & Retail

Oman Industry & Retail

The sultanate’s ninth five-year plan, covering 2016-20, is the final component of the government’s long-term Vision 2020 development strategy, and is focused on reducing reliance on the energy sector’s contribution to GDP, while boosting non-petroleum industrial activities such as mining and quarrying, manufacturing, and building and construction. These together accounted for OR5.33bn ($13.8bn), or 19.8% of GDP, in 2015, a share expected to grow to 29% by the end of the decade, even though the sector faces rising pressure from reduced state spending and the ongoing economic downturn in 2015-16. This chapter contains an interview with Hilal bin Hamad Al Hasani, CEO, Public Establishment for Industrial Estates.

Cover of The Report: Oman 2017

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Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Hilal bin Hamad Al Hasani, CEO, Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE)
Hilal bin Hamad Al Hasani, CEO, Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), on improving the investment climate: Interview