Muscat, April 9th 2013 – Omran has awarded the infrastructure works for various developments at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (OCEC) to Khalid Bin Ahmed & Sons (KAS) - Al Habib Joint Venture. The agreement was signed at a special ceremony at the project site between H.E. Nasser Al Jashmi, Omran Chairman, and Ali Malalah Habib Al Lawati, Al-Habib Chairman. Also in attendance were Eng. Wael Al Lawati, Omran CEO, N. Surendrakumar, KAS Managing Director, Said Al Qasmi, Chief Project Officer at OCEC and Vijayakumar B., Al Habib General Manager.
“OCEC has been making steady progress for its debut in 2016 and Omran has been working systematically to ensure tendering is carried out according to plan, on budget and with particular attention to detail. We have also ensured that Omani companies are given preference in line with Omran’s Local Development Policy,” commented H.E. Al Jashmi. “In addition to local contractors such as KAS, we also require our contractors to procure all locally available materials and equipment from within Oman and process goods and services from Omani suppliers when possible. This will further support the local supply chain and ensure maximum benefit to the economy.”
Ali Malalah said, “As a joint venture of local Omani companies, KAS-Al Habib JV is proud to be associated with this national and prestigious project to deliver the road and utilities infrastructure for the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center project.”