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CW in Focus│How Sultan Qaboos influenced Oman's buildings sector

Construction Week highlights how HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said impacted Oman's construction sector following his death

Following the passing of the region's longest-serving ruler, HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Construction Week remembered how Sultan Qaboos impacted Oman's construction sector during his 50-year reign.

We highlighted how Sultan Qaboos was pivotal in driving tourism into Oman through a range of luxury hotel pipelines across Muscat and Salalah.

Other areas discussed was how infrastructure was one of Sultan Qaboos' main objectives for improving Oman's economy, which was revealed in the country's 2020 General Budget recently.

According to Article (6) of the Basic Law of Oman, the royal family had three days to determine the successor and if they failed to agree, the person chosen by Sultan Qaboos in a letter addressed to the family would be chosen to rule the country.

The Sultanate’s Defence Council opened the will and read it out directly to the audience and declared HM Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimour al-Said as the Sultan of Oman.

HM Haitham Bin Tariq said in his first public speech that was broadcasted live on Oman’s state television: "We will follow the path of the late sultan.”

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