Oman’s Qaboos starts his Meet-the-People tour

His Majesty embarks on meet-the-people tour

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said started the Royal Meet-the-People-Tour from Bait Al Barakah. – Mohammed Mustafa

January 15, 2013

Muscat: In continuation of the wise approach outlined by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, since the dawn of the Blessed Renaissance, in touring the Omani cities, towns and villages, His Majesty started the Royal Meet-the-People-Tour of this year from Bait Al Barakah to the Wilayat of Bahla in the Governorate of the Dakhiliyah.

During his Meet-the-People-Tour, His Majesty will meet people to identify their needs and requirements in terms of services, as well as listen to their observations and proposals about developing such services and enhancing the role played by the government departments in delivering these services in different parts of the Sultanate, within the framework of the comprehensive and sustainable development plans.

Prior to the commencement of the Royal motorcade from Bait Al Baraka, His Majesty the Sultan met with their excellencies accompanying His Majesty on the tour as His Majesty gave his Royal directives to them for the upgradation of services rendered by the State and following up all the projects and programmes according to the plans that were implemented or being implemented across the country to achieve further welfare and prosperity for this beloved country and its loyal citizens.

Emotional scene

In a wonderful emotional scene, the citizens of the Governorate of Dakhiliyah lined up on both sides of the road, riding on horses, chanting His Majesty's name with the most sincere feelings of love and appreciation, holding the pictures of His Majesty, the Sultanate's flags, welcome banners, chanting patriotic anthems and welcoming songs on His  Majesty's auspicious arrival, pledging loyalty and gratitude for the builder of modern Oman, His Majesty. The cavalcade of His Majesty arrived at Seeh Al Shamikhat in the Wilayat of Bahla after passing through Dakhiliyah.

His Majesty, May God protect him, exchanged greetings, felt pleasure in meeting them and was grateful for their passionate feelings and expressions of loyalty

and sincerity.

Accompanying  delegation

During the annual Meet-the-People Tour, His Majesty is accompanied by Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, General Sultan bin Mohammed Al Nu'amani, Minister of the Royal Office, Dr Yahya bin Mahfoodh Al Manthri, Chairman of the State Council, Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, Darwish bin Isma'eel Al Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs, Nasr bin Hamoud bin Ahmed Al Kindi, Secretary-General of the Royal Court Affairs, Dr Mubarak bin Saleh Al Khadhoori, Special Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan, Eng. Ali bin Masoud bin Ali Al Sunaidi, Minister of the Commerce and Industry, Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed bin Saif Al Shabibi, Minister of Housing, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nassir bin Abdullah Al Bakri, Minister of Manpower, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Said Al Sa'eedi, Minister of Legal Affairs and Ahmed bin Nassir bin Hamad Al Mahrazi, Minister of  Tourism.

It is worth mentioning that His Majesty gave his Royal Directives to hold a symposium on the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at Saih Al Shamikhat in the Wilayat of Bahla.

The symposium will shed light on the importance of assisting these enterprises to achieve the required economic growth, help unemployed in availing job opportunities and encourage youths to have their own businesses.

The symposium will also focus on the challenges facing entrepreneurs while trying to develop enterprises, activating the role of these enterprises in increasing the contribution of the private sector in the development process, enhancing the initiative-taking spirit in identifying investment opportunities, promoting entrepreneurship culture, enhancing the individual and group participation by joining the labour market and focusing more on adding values to the

economic activities.

Symposium outcomes

The Royal Directives of His Majesty stipulate that the outcomes of the symposium be part of the government action plan while implementing the current and future five-year plans.

May Allah the Almighty protect His Majesty the Sultan wherever he goes in this beloved land and grant him good health and well-being.


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