Muscat: The Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (Opaz) presented its experience of the land selection e-service provided for investors in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (Sezad).
The service, launched at the beginning of last October, was demonstrated at Expo 2020 Dubai as part of Opaz participation in the Sultanate of Oman’s pavilion.
Introducing the new service reflects Opaz efforts to facilitate and expedite procedures for investors in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm, reduce the time and effort, and ensure transparency and fairness for all investors in the Zone.
Opaz plans to extend this service during the coming period to include other free zones.
Ahmed bin Suleiman Al Fazari, from Opaz, pointed out that this service marks a remarkable addition to the package of other services provided to investors.
“The service allows investors to select the plot of land in interactive maps for more than 800 different economic activities. It also brings other features, including: the possibility of measuring the distance between the selected land and the key landmarks in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm, providing accurate information about the level of land’s altitude above sea level, merging joint lands, getting full measurements of lengths and spaces, determining the geographical location coordinates, and sharing the approximate distance of the land from the nearby utilities such as electricity, water, telecommunications, and roads,” he explained.
“Investors can access the newly launched service through the digital portal (eoss.duqm.gov.om) from all over the world. To obtain the service, they have to register in the portal, submit the usufruct request, pay the fees, and then choose the land, which is appropriate for their projects,” Al Fazari added.
It is worth noting that the Sultanate of Oman’s pavilion has welcomed around 300 visitors since opening its door in October 1st.