Parking fees to more than double in Oman’s new international airport

Oman's Muscat International Airport. (OAMC)
Updated 21 March 2018
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Parking fees to more than double in Oman’s new international airport

DUBAI: Motorists using the carpark at Oman’s newly opened Muscat International Airport will have to pay more than double the old fees, Omani daily Times of Oman reported.
The news came the day the new airport opened in the Omani capital.
The fees – which were previously $1.3 at the old airport, are now $5 per hour parking. Two hours – which previously cost $2.60 – is now $8.
In addition, those parked in the short-stay parking will have to pay an additional $52 daily after a full 24 hours – with an additional $13 added after the third day’s parking in the long-term section.


US won’t send officials to China’s Belt and Road Forum

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US won’t send officials to China’s Belt and Road Forum

  • Leaders from 37 countries and officials from dozens more are expected to attend the Belt and Road Forum from Thursday to Saturday
  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told journalists at a briefing last week that US diplomats, state government representatives and members of the business community would be attending the forum

BEIJING: Washington will not send officials to a Beijing summit on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature global infrastructure project, the US embassy said Wednesday amid a raft of disputes between the two powers.
Leaders from 37 countries and officials from dozens more are expected to attend the Belt and Road Forum from Thursday to Saturday, but Washington has dismissed the initiative as a “vanity project.”
“The United States has no plans to send officials from Washington to the Belt and Road Forum,” a US embassy spokesperson told AFP in an email.
“We call upon all countries to ensure that their economic diplomacy initiatives adhere to internationally-accepted norms and standards, promote sustainable, inclusive development, and advance good governance and strong economic institutions,” the spokesperson said.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told journalists at a briefing last week that American diplomats, state government representatives and members of the business community will be attending the forum.
At the first Belt and Road summit in 2017, the US was represented by White House adviser Matt Pottinger.
Since then, more countries have signed up to Belt and Road, most notably Italy, which became the first G7 nation to join the global scheme that aims to link Asia to Europe and Africa through massive investments in maritime, road and rail projects.