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Omanisation rate in tourism, manufacturing, logistic sectors to be increased

ISFU says that the goal of this initiative is to meet the expectations from the labs with labour sector packages for Tourism, Manufacturing and Logistics.

MUSCAT: The Omanisation target set for supervisory and managerial levels for tourism, manufacturing and logistic sectors will be increased by one percent by 2020, a report by ISFU reveals. 

According to the ISFU’s recent report, currently tourism, manufacturing and logistic sectors have 32 per cent, 24 per cent and 41 per cent of Omanisation in supervisory and managerial levels respectively. 

“The Omanisation target set for supervisory and managerial levels in tourism, manufacturing and logistic sectors will be 33 per cent, 25 per cent and 42 per cent respectively,” the report reveals. 

Under the session titled Development of Labour Sector Packages to Assist Tanfeedh Economic Sector in Achieving Gradualised Omanisation, the ISFU says that the goal of this initiative is to meet the expectations from the labs with labour sector packages for Tourism, Manufacturing and Logistics. 

“The packages will enhance the capabilities of the sectors by achieving realistic Omanisation targets through introducing a package of incentives and penalties. The Omanisation facilitation packages are uniquely tailored to suit each sector’s requirements as a result of working in collaboration with representatives from each sector,” the report adds.

In 2018, through a number of syndication sessions and workshops with representatives of the economic sectors, including the private sector, the goal was to identify the challenges faced by the sector in reaching Omanisation goals. 

Eventually, in addition to the Omanisation targets, the working group successfully identified qualitative targets to promote Omanisation in managerial and supervisory levels to enhance fair contribution of the national workforce at higher skill levels. 

The report reveals that as a result of the successful identification of targets and the issuing of packages, the initiative will focus on unlocking the targets by ensuring the private sector has the opportunities to implement them and increase the number of Omanis in the workforce. 

“It will also promote the packages through conducting a number of awareness sessions with the concerned ministries and private sector companies,” the report adds.

The stakeholders for achieving the targets are Ministry of Transport and Communication (MoTC), Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Ministry of Manpower (MoMP) in public sector organisations and Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) in private sector.

The Implementation Support and Follow-up Unit (ISFU) plays a fully autonomous role in providing support and assistance to entities as they implement their specific projects and programmes. 

Based on a clear governance structure and key performance indicators (KPIs), these projects and programmes are in place to contribute to a stable, dependent and sustainable economy for Oman’s future.  

The ISFU was established on October 17th, 2016 by Royal Decree No. 50/2016 and reports to the minister of Diwan of the Royal Court. Support for the governmental entities is effectively structured through a carefully planned process that starts from the beginning of the sectorial labs and is adhered to throughout the implementation. The key areas of support are gathering and analysing pertinent data in coordination with all stakeholders and isolating implementation challenges and finding solutions by using a clear follow-up mechanism.

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