Amazon Web Services delegation explores investment opportunities in Oman

April 15, 2019

As part of the sultanate’s ongoing efforts to attract large companies and foreign investments, the Information Technology Authority (ITA) on Sunday received a delegation from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The Amazon Web Services delegation is visiting Oman to explore investment opportunities in the field of information and communication technology and ecommerce as well as identifying the promising markets in the sultanate, a press release said.

The delegation was received by Dr Salim bin Sultan al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA and with the presence of H H Sayyid Kamil bin Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said, chairman of Oman Telecommunications and Information Technology Holding Company.

The delegation was represented by Ritchie Shah, director of regional policies at AWS, Faisal Mian, regional business development manager at AWS, and David Hammoud, president of the US-Arab National Chamber of Commerce.

During the visit, the company was briefed on Oman’s economic resources and the main promising investment opportunities. The delegates were also introduced to the main important outputs of the ICT and 4.0 Immerging Technologies labs, which was organised by the Ministry of Transport and Communications and ITA in cooperation with the Implementation Support and Follow-up Unit.

The delegation also explored the investment opportunities in the logistics sector, Oman’s free industrial zones, the economic resources it enjoys and the infrastructure that helps attract foreign companies. The delegation also learnt about Oman’s position on ecommerce and how it can benefit from investment opportunities in this area.