Foundation stone laid for the Oman Pavilion at the Expo site
Around 500 Omani small and medium enterprises (SME) have registered to take part in Expo 2020 Dubai.
The number was revealed in a report by Times of Oman, following discussions between Oman’s Dr Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidi, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai.
The meeting surrounded how to boost Oman as well as the SME participation and how these are being registered and classified through the Public Authority for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises.
After the meeting, the foundation stone was laid for the Oman Pavilion at the Expo site, a 30-year-old frankincense tree brought over to Dubai from the sultanate, the main emblem on which the Sultanate’s pavilion was built.
The frankincense tree has historically been recognised as a bridge between the civilizations of the ancient world more than 5,000 years ago.
Inside the pavilion there will be five zones detailing the diverse ways in which frankincense has benefited Oman – spanning everything from medicine to food to cosmetics.