Oman project boom to create more jobs

Oman's spending on new projects, spurred by the recovery of oil prices, will raise the demand for foreign labour in 2010, the sultanate's national economy minister said yesterday.

The Gulf country expects to create 4,000 jobs in 2010 for nationals through the RO937 million (Dh8.80bn) allocated for new projects, but Ahmad Mekki said the projects will also drive demand for foreign workers.

"We will need more expatriates to keep up with the pace of the development from new projects next year," said.

 

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