SEZAD and Regional Municipalities and Water Resources Ministry Sign MoU

December 23, 2014

The Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources. The MoU regulates cooperation between the two parties in the provision of municipal services, the application of the laws relating to food safety and to enable each party to carry out the tasks and responsibilities entrusted to it easily, based upon the relevant Royal decrees in a way leading to achieve the desired objectives of the establishment of the Zone.

Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah al- Jabri, Chairman of SEZAD signed the MoU on behalf of SEZAD, with Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Shehi, Minister of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources on behalf of the ministry.

With respect to services provided by the Authority, the MoU stipulates that SEZAD, in coordination with the municipality, perform a number of public services, including: the establishment of public facilities, such as internal roads roundabouts, and public parks, playgrounds, public toilets, markets and others.

The MoU also stipulates that both parties shall cooperate in the field of listing documents and records relating to building permits and certificates of building completion, formerly issued by the Municipality in favor of enterprises owned by companies and traders recorded in the commercial register of SEZAD.