Looking at the future

Oman's plans include economic development and construction of sea, land and air transport networks.

Published Mon, Nov 17, 2014 · 09:50 PM

OMAN'S 44th National Day is a worthy reminder of the Omani Renaissance which continues to this day in its pursuit of the achievement of further progress and prosperity for its citizens.

The country's development programmes are inspired by the Royal vision and guidelines laid down by its ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Oman's development has been a blend of originality and modernisation, adapting from international experts what serves its purposes while rejecting what contravenes its principles.

Institutions have been set up as a means towards providing for citizens' self-advancement and making them true partners in nation building alongside the government.

For example, the establishment of the Council of Oman, with its bicameral system of governance (the State Council and Majlis Ash'shura) has been a turning point in the country's history, keeping the Sultan's promise of developing the Omani Shu…

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