MHC, Omran sign pact to boost cultural tourism at Nizwa Fort
The Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MHC) on Sunday signed an agreement with Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran), to manage the historical treasure, Nizwa Fort.
The agreement marks the first historical site that will be managed by Omran, as part of its aim to enhance sustainable cultural tourism destinations that respect and promote Oman’s rich cultural and authentic heritage, stated a press release.
The agreement was signed by Hassan al Lawati, advisor to the Minister of Heritage and Culture for Heritage Affairs and Mohammed al Mahruqi, Omran Board Member at the MHC.
The agreement marks the beginning of a new chapter of many historical sites that will be managed by Omran in collaboration with the private sector.
Lawati said, “This agreement will enhance the sultanate’s tourism industry, stimulating it to become a key player and contributor to the nation’s economy.”
Nizwa Fort is Oman’s most visited national heritage monument.