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Sharjah Tatweer Forum presents professional productivity experience at 6th Gulf Conference on Productivity and Leadership in Oman

Forum discusses key drivers of success in workplace & highlights ongoing efforts to improve productivity & social capital

17 August, 2016 – The Sharjah Tatweer Forum (STF) showcased the most important and currently relevant trends in enhancing professional productivity through team effort, including establishing close and strong ties between employees and creating motivating and progressive work environments during its participation in the 6th Gulf Conference on Productivity and Leadership held recently at the Crowne Plaza in Salalah, Oman. It also highlighted the importance of diversifying resources by equipping the younger generation with the necessary skills and providing them with relevant experience to further enhance their competencies. The two-day conference was held under the patronage of H.E. Mohammed bin Sultan Al Busaidi, Oman’s Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar, and in the presence of Sheikh Khalid bin Omar bin Said al-Marhoon, Oman's Minister of Civil Service as well as a number of VIPs, government officials, and entrepreneurs from across the region.

Sharjah Tatweer Forum presents professional productivity experience at 6th Gulf Conference on Productivity and Leadership in Oman

Jassem Albloushi, Chairman of the STF, the forum representative at the conference held under the theme ‘Distinct work relations for more productivity,’ presented a working paper entitled ’Cement and not brick.’ He extensively discussed the drivers for professional success and leadership supported by case studies of pioneers, decision-makers, and specialists from different fields. Jassem Albloushi emphasized on the importance of optimal competition and investment in enhancing social relations and work environments as a means of increasing productivity. He also discussed the negative approaches and effects of the employee evaluation systems – a key topic within the paper – on both the personal and professional life of an employee. In addition, Jassem Albloushi talked about managing talents, encouraging social intelligence and group work to increase productivity, highlighting the importance of work equality between genders, and empowering women to take on roles in leadership, management and operations.
“Productivity is considered a core element for the success of any organization. It requires efforts from various management levels and departments where the manager plays a fundamental role as he/she directs and motivates employees on the right way to enhance his/her work efficiency, boosting the corporation’s productivity. Moreover, the manager is responsible for motivating teams towards a positive competitiveness in order to build an inspiring workplace atmosphere,” said Jassem Albloushi.

“The 6th Gulf Conference on Productivity and Leadership is a vital platform for discussing the challenges and practices in enhancing work efficiency, which is considered one of the key elements in developing work. This year’s edition concentrated on building good relations among colleagues, as it reflects positivity on work productivity and enhances competitiveness within an organization. The more communal and friendly the atmosphere is, the more efficient, effective, and productive the workers will be. Our participation falls in line with our eagerness to strengthen our relations with officials and benefit from the research and studies presented by renowned experts,” Jassem Albloushi concluded.

The conference held a panel discussion on managers’ roles in enhancing efficiency by building a positive environment and fostering trust between management and employees, which, in turn, leads to the development of respect and a sustainable work environment. It underscored the importance of managers in establishing strong workplace ties based on collaboration, cooperation, inclusiveness, and in line with over-all long-term organizational objectives.

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Krishnapatnam Port tie-up with Mearsk to introduce new service from Salalah, Oman

·         Mearsk Line to call into – Krishnapatnam Port weekly service starting April 17th, 2016

 April 13 2016,  13.34 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Krishnapatnam Port tie-up with Mearsk to introduce new service from Salalah, Oman

Mumbai, 13th April, 2016: Krishnapatnam Port, the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast welcomes Mearsk Line India for starting a new service from Salalah, Oman to Krishnapatnam Port. It will be a weekly service, starting from April 17th, 2016.

The new service will connect customers in the surrounding area of Andhra Pradesh, Northern Tamil Nadu and Eastern Karnataka directly to Oman and neighboring region. It will offer fast transit time between Eastern coast of India, Sri Lanka and Oman.

The ports of rotation for the Services are: Salalah – Colombo - Krishnapatnam Port – Kattupalli – Salalah

Commenting on the development, Chinta Sasidhar, Managing Director, Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL) said “We are very pleased to welcome Mearsk Line and look forward to a rewarding professional relationship. The new service will substantially reduce transit time in these areas and will also minimise the cost, which will be of a huge benefit to our customers. ”

The shipping lines service coupled with the Chennai Express which has been calling Krishnapatnam Port for almost two years will benefit a large number of exporters and importers. Faster transit time and weekly fixed cut-off will benefit ensure a smooth supply chain for customers.

About Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited

Krishnapatnam Port promoted by the Hyderabad-based C.V.R. Group is a privately built and owned all weather, deep water port on the east coast of India, located in the Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh.

Krishnapatnam Port which is fast becoming a port of choice for all international cargo originating from and destined to the Southern and Central India, is the first and the only port to implement a single window system for business facilitation. The port with a transit storage area of 6800 acres has the country’s largest waterfront area of 161 sq. km, and a depth of 20.5 metres. Its current draft of 18.5 metres can accommodate full-sized cape vessel of 200,000-tonne capacity.

Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd. (KPCL) which was formed by winning the mandate from the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on BOST (Build–Operate-Share-Transfer) concession basis for 50 years is being built in three phases and currently the second phase is underway. 
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New Muscat Airport to have 24 prayer rooms—Hindus seek one

 February 13 2016,  10.50 AM IST || Pocket News Alert

The new Muscat International Airport (MIA), currently under development in Oman, will reportedly have 24 prayer rooms for men and women.

Hindus are urging Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC), responsible for the management and operation of all Oman airports including MIA, for a designated “Hindu Prayer Room” out of the reported 24-prayer rooms in the new MIA, whose construction work is expected to finish by year-end.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that as considerable number of Hindu passengers used MIA; it would be nice if they had a quiet facility at the upcoming new MIA where they could pray/meditate/worship and perform religious services.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged OAMC Board Chairman Dr. Juma bin Ali Al-Juma and CEO Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni to work in this direction as an issue of fairness and equality in customer service. He or other Hindu scholars would be glad to help, if asked, regarding the structure of “Hindu Prayer Room”.

Hindus would appreciate OAMC if this “Hindu Prayer Room” at the new MIA had murtis (statues) of popular deities, copies of sacred scriptures, a traditional bell and recorded devotional music; Rajan Zed noted.

Prayer/worship to God was highly important in Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents; and it would be great to have “Hindu Prayer Room” at new MIA so that Hindu passengers did not miss their daily worship rituals/rites while travelling through it; which might include recitation of texts, repetition of mantras and dhayan (meditation), Zed added.

According to reports, when completed, the new MIA will have the capacity to handle 12-million passengers per annum, besides world’s largest aircraft. The passenger terminals are being designed using "state of the art" technology. Further planned expansions will ultimately boost its capacity to 48-million passengers per annum. It will include a 90-room hotel with a sports club, seven medical clinics and 149 elevators of various sizes.

Mission Statement of OAMC, owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman, includes “fostering a culture of innovation”. Airport history of Oman goes back to 1929.

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Oman expected to see surge in tourism with activities for this year’s ‘Muscat Festival 2016’

 January 21 2016,  19.50 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Ministry of Tourism named as Gold Sponsor for country’s largest and most attended cultural event

            January 21, 2016

The Sultanate of Oman is expected to witness a key surge in tourism with the activities of the sixteenth edition of the ‘Muscat Festival,’ the country's biggest cultural event, exhibiting the Sultanate's historical legacy, arts & culture, goods and services. This year’s edition, which is running till February 13, 2016, promises to offer a unique mixture of old and new, history and progression--from folk poetry and other exciting activities like the  light village, interactive village, village of dinosaurs, Omani fashion shows, car shows, cultural events, sports competitions, heritage and family village, fireworks displays. Other planned events include a ‘Tour of Oman’ at its sixth session, concerts by Omani artists, theatrical performances for children, exhibitions on electric toys and trade shows. The Ministry of Tourism, which is a Gold Sponsor of the festival, has reaffirmed its commitment to support and promote 'Muscat Festival' as a must-see and must attend event when visiting the Sultanate.

According to expectations, the month-long festivities are expected to draw in more than 2 million visitors. Various events and activities taking place during the festival are set to be held across key venues across Oman, including Al Amerat Park and Naseem Garden.  Specifically, Al Amerat Park will host the Omani Heritage Village, performances of folklore groups from India, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Turkey and the Philippines, entertainment Art Park, field shows, dinosaur village, science and knowledge village, and small and medium-sized enterprises exhibitions. Meanwhile, Naseem Garden will play host to a trade exhibition, a family village, children's theatre, an illuminated village and firework shows in the evenings.

Salim Edi Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotion, Oman Ministry of Tourism and member of the organizing committee of Muscat Festival said: “We are confident that this year's edition of the Muscat Festival will be able to draw in more visitors to the Sultanate, giving them the opportunity to explore and learn more about the beauty, heritage and culture of Oman. Nationals, residents and tourists will definitely enjoy the programs and activities like heritage villages, theatre performances and trade exhibits. In line with this major event, the Ministry of Tourism expressed its strong support for the festival and highly recommends it to all tourists visiting the country,” concluded Mr. Al Mamari.

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Super Cars Club Arabia challenge to be held in Oman

 January 20 2016,  16.56 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Omanaya Tour set to be a center of attraction within the Sultanate

January 20, 2016

The Oman Ministry of Tourism has recently announced that the Super Cars Club Arabia Challenge is set to be held from January 23 to 28, 2016 in Muscat, Oman. Organized by the "Super Cars Club Arabia", the Omanaya tour is a highly anticipated event that gathers the region’s premiere exotic automobile enthusiasts in an exciting circuit that will bring them from the Sultanate’s capital to the UAE.

Event organizers noted that the tour will start in Oman, where most of the 1,200 km driving will be done. The participants of the course will drive from Muscat and pass through the Sultanate’s other sites, such as Sur and Nizwa, before crossing the UAE border and heading to Al Ain and Abu Dhabi. The Omanaya tour will conclude in Dubai. A lead car and a follow car tasked with monitoring the accepted speed limit will be dispatched to manage the drivers.

Omanaya was organized following the overwhelming response Super Cars Club Arabia received for its Euroabia tour which was held in August 2015 to several European countries including the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Monaco and a number of other countries. Oman Ministry of Tourism is eager to promote such events as it highlights the country’s strong infrastructure as well as many notable natural and cultural attractions.

Super Cars Club Arabia challenge to be held in Oman

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