Free Trade Zones

Tanzanian President briefed on investment potential of free zones

Meeting of women leaders from the public and private sectors

President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania was briefed on the potential for investment in economic, industrial and free zones around Oman’s ports.

A presentation was made by the Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ) at Al Alam Palace Guesthouse on Tuesday for President Samia.

Ahmed Hassan al Dheeb, vice president of OPAZ, said the meeting was an opportunity to answer questions related to investment in these areas and means of cooperation between the two countries in the areas of port services. and free zones.

He informed that a Tanzanian investment in a free zone is currently under study, which will trigger the start of several other projects between the two countries.

The meeting was attended by HE Dr. Rahma Ibrahim al Mahrouqi, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and Head of Honorary Mission, HE Saud Hilal al Shidhani, Ambassador of Oman in Tanzania, HE Abdallah Abasi Kilima, Tanzanian Ambassador to Oman, and officials from both sides.

In another engagement at Al Alam Palace on Tuesday, the Tanzanian President met with women entrepreneurs from the public and private sectors in Oman and Tanzania and discussed the need for enhanced cooperation in various fields. Specifically, the meeting explored the role of women in development and in stimulating trade and investment.

On the agenda were discussions on the empowerment of women internationally and in leadership roles in business, economics and policy-making, as well as deliberations on cooperation between Oman and Tanzania.