More than 18,000 Omanis employed to the private sector

A picture of Omani capital of Muscat's coast. (Shutterstock)
Updated 21 March 2018
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More than 18,000 Omanis employed to the private sector

DUBAI: Oman’s Ministry of Manpower announced that 18,344 citizens have been employed in various private sector institutions across several governates in the Sultanate, national daily Times of Oman reported.
The appointments came during the period between December 2017 and March 2018 as the government continues its push to provide job opportunities for Omani nationals.
Of those employed were 12,277 men and 6,067 women, with construction, wholesale and retail trade, and manufacturing sectors witnessing the highest recruitment level.
Construction hired 32.8 percent of those employed, wholesale and retail trade accounted for 14.3 percent while manufacturing hired 13.3 percent.


Russian and Egyptian presidents meet to boost trade

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Russian and Egyptian presidents meet to boost trade

  • The two leaders have developed a close personal rapport and are seeking to expand bilateral ties

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for talks focusing on ways to boost trade between the two nations.
The two leaders have developed a close personal rapport and are seeking to expand bilateral ties, which have strengthened considerably over the past few years.
Opening Wednesday’s talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin said that bilateral trade rose by 62 percent last year.
El-Sisi called on Russia to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts, which Moscow suspended after a bomb planted by the Daesh group brought a Russian passenger plane down over Sinai in October 2015, killing all 224 people on board.
El-Sisi is on his fourth trip to Russia since taking office in 2014, and Putin visited Egypt in 2015 and 2017.