Building on the success of the first workshop held last August, the Ministry of Economy (MoE) organized the second workshop to develop the Ministry`s work plan for 2022. His Excellency Dr. Said bin Mohammad Al-Saqri, Minister of Economy, His Excellency the Undersecretary of the Ministry, Directors-general and Directors, and other officials at the Ministry attended the workshop, organized by the Planning and Quality Assurance Directorate in the Ministry as part of its approach to ensure participatory planning of the internal goals and directions of the Ministry in order to frame and develop the work plan for 2022.
At the beginning of the workshop, His Excellency the Minister of Economy gave a speech in which he introduced the objectives of the workshop and the areas of focus that will be discussed, such as proposing the work programs and strategic objectives related to economic diversification, which is considered one of the most important dossiers that the Ministry is working on to ensure consistency of legislation with the directions of Oman Vision 2040 and the 10th five-year development (2021-2025) as well as global, regional and local economic developments. His Excellency also stressed that the workshop will propose strategic objectives and initiatives in the global competitiveness area to raise the Sultanate’s ranking in global development indicators. The workshop shared views and ideas on the development planning, international economic cooperation and some issues related to the development of institutional performance.
The Ministry, through such successive workshops, seeks to formulate general strategic directions for 2022, which is one of the Ministry`s mandates as per Royal Decree 94/2020. The Ministry also seeks to develop performance, improve institutional development processes and create favorable conditions to achieve the desired goals of the Ministry. The workshops and discussions will continue until the completion of the Ministry’s framework and final plan for 2022 after which they will be raised to the Council of Ministers in October 2021.