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Oman to spend US$49.3m on buildings for women

New plan will compliment 16 dedicated women centres already built

Oman to spend US$49.3m on buildings for women
The Gulf state is already home to 54 womens associations. (Getty Images)

Oman will spend OMR19m
(US$49.3m) constructing 38 buildings to house Omani Women Association meetings, the Social
Development Ministry has said.

The Gulf state, home to 54 women’s associations, has already constructed 16 dedicated
buildings. The new multipurpose halls will enable the groups to hold activities
and events and boost income, Oman’s state news agency said, citing the
country’s undersecretary of the Social Development Ministry.

“The ministry considers
these and other associations as very important arms for the development of
social work in the country and contribution to its development. These
associations will play an active role in woman and child issues when they have
proper premises,” said Dr Al-Ma'awali.

Tenders for the projects are
expected to be issued later on this year.

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