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SEZAD hands over buildings of customs station to Port of Duqm

TAS News Service
October 14, 2020 2:09 pm

MUSCAT : The Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZAD) handed over the buildings of the customs station at the Port of Duqm including vehicles registration building, the one stop shop building after completing their construction as part of the Port’s infrastructure projects.  

This move comes in preparation to start operations of the custom station at the Port of Duqm. The buildings were handed over in the presences of a number of officials from SEZAD, Port of Duqm Company and Oman Company for the Development of the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (Tatweer). The handover process included an inspection tour to the buildings to ensure the readiness of all facilities before starting actual operations.  

Eng. Yahiya bin Khamis Al Zadjali, In-Charge of Managing the Operations of the Special Economic Zone at Duqm, confirmed that SEZAD is currently carrying out the handover of all the main buildings of the customs station to the parties concerned with the commercial operations of the Port. Among the buildings to be handed over are the customs building, agriculture, fisheries and water resources building, and the clinic of the Ministry of Health. Al Zadjali explained that handing over these buildings affirms the commitment of SEZAD to complete all infrastructure facilities at the Port of Duqm in preparation for its commercial operation.

Al Zadjali added that all infrastructure facilities of the customs station have been designed according to the latest international specifications of ports, while taking into account the future expansion of import and export activities at the Port of Duqm, as well as the suitability of those facilities to the customs clearance system (Bayan) to facilitate the process of customs inspection for importers and exporters across the commercial berth in Duqm Port. 

It is worth noting that all the infrastructure facilities of the Duqm Port have been completed to enable the Port to start its commercial business and move to the full operation phase. 

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