Oman's PEIE signs joint venture contract with COMO

CW Staff , January 29th, 2012

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The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) has signed a joint venture with COMO Facilities Management, an Omani company, to provide operation and maintenance services to its utilities and common areas in various industrial estates throughout the Sultanate.

These industrial estates include: Rusayl Industrial Estate, Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM), Nizwa Industrial Estate, Sur Industrial Estate, Raysut Industrial Estate, Al Mazunah Free Zone, Buraimi Industrial Estate and Sohar Industrial Estate.

COMO is a joint venture by Shumookh Investment and Services, the investment arm of PEIE, Takamul Investment and Shaqab Abela Catering Services, Qatar.

It provides facilities management and services to various organisations in the government and private sectors. These include MEP and civil maintenance, in addition to soft services such as cleaning and landscaping.

As part of the agreement, COMO will also provide all the industrial estates with a standardised computer maintenance system which will include a call centre and a 24/7 hotline maintenance telephone number for all PEIE tenants.

“Signing the agreement represents the keenness of PEIE to keep and maintain all the facilities of its industrial estates capably and efficiently."

"Besides, the agreement will also help PEIE to boost its services and further provide a suitable investment environment for investors and businesses men amidst the rapid growth of the industrial estates in the Sultanate,” said Musallam Al Hudaifi, director general of Shumookh Investment and Services.

Furthermore, COMO will aim to provide job opportunities for Omanis and train them in their specialised fields of interests, such as HVAC, electrical, mechanical and civil works.

“We are confident that our partners will deliver a high quality service while providing a large number of sustainable employment opportunities to young Omanis through training and career development plans,” said Nabil Al Ghassani, chief executive of Takamul Investment.

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