oman national day Essay

1049 WordsNov 20, 20085 Pages
THE Sultanate’s national manpower employment programme or Omanisation has made commendable surge in all sectors. The government programmes and policies to employ job seekers within the context of Omanisation and self-employment projects during the Seventh Plan are focused on upgradation of technical education and vocational training programmes. New employment opportunities during the five-year plan period (2006-2010) is expected to reach 199,000; an average of 40,000 jobs annually. The average growth in new job opportunities would be 6.5 per cent annually while the supply of national manpower would be 5.2 per cent during the plan period. About 75,500 job opportunities would be generated due to Omanisation and replacement of expatriates at an average of 15.1 per cent annually. The Sanad Programme is expected to generate 15,000 self employment jobs at an average of 3,000 jobs annually. The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) hosted Sayyid Hamad bin Hilal al Busaidy and Hamad bin Khamis al Amri, under-secretaries at the Ministry of Manpower and discussed developments in the labour and technical education sectors. The Majlis meeting noted that the Royal vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos on developing human resources had been realised in many ways, including replacement of expatriates with national manpower in various sectors. This proved the coming of age of the strategic partnership between the government and the private sector through employment of Omanis in different economic fields, the meeting added. The number of Omanis working for private sector organisations has been witnessing an annual increase of 12.7 per cent since 2000 and now stands at more than 255,000. The Sultanate’s experience in providing jobs for the national manpower has proved to be exemplary among the GCC states. A charter of co-operation between the Oman Chamber of Commerce

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