Oman Observer

MUSCAT: The Board of Directors of the Public Authority for SMEs Development “Riyada” meeting on Tuesday was presided over by Dr Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and Chairman of the Riyada Board.

The Board discussed continuing communication with entrepreneurs and identifying challenges facing them. It also discussed utilising all services provided by Riyada to entrepreneurs through launching the video call service, in collaboration with Omantel, Entrepreneurs Club and Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI).

The meeting also discussed activating the role of the Authority in all governorates.

The Riyada Board reviewed the executive programmes for the strategic document, which included the growth stages for the establishment, which was linked to the relevant stakeholders that support entrepreneurs.

The Board also stressed the need to enhance the efforts made to create business and job opportunities for Omanis through improving quality of their products and their competitive edges.

Additionally, the Riyada Board urged for considering the introduction of an index for the SMEs statistics, in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Planning (SCP) and the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). The Board also urged for ensuring the sustainability of incubation programmes by creating business opportunities with the private sector. — ONA