(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Muriya has signed an agreement with the Omani Bahjah Orphan Society to feature and sell products made by the society's members at the company's flagship destination Hawana Salalah.
The signing ceremony was held under the patronage of H E Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan bin Hamoud al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar.
Oman's largest integrated tourism complex home to 1,100 four- and five-star hotel rooms, will launch the weekly bazaar for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) nominated by the society, promoting their products to Hawana Salalah's large influx of regional tourists.
Ahmed Salem, destination director at Muriya's Hawana Salalah, said, 'Muriya is committed to empowering local talent to create pathways for entrepreneurship within the business community across the sultanate. Our agreement with the Omani Bahjah Orphan Society is geared towards nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit in the Governorate of Dhofar and Oman as a whole. With a minimum of 2,000 tourists staying at the destination, Hawana Salalah provides a platform for SMEs to thrive and in this case, an opportunity for orphan members to showcase Oman's rich heritage through their products and earn in the process.'
Ooredoo is also supporting this initiative to help orphans and their products at the upcoming weekly bazaar .
Ahmed Abdullah al Abri, Ooredoo's Chief Technology and Information Officer said, 'SMEs have an important role to play in the sultanate's ongoing prosperity and future growth.
'At Ooredoo, we fully understand their key role and are dedicated to doing what we can in our capacity as a telecom provider and part of the community at large, to help them reach their full potential.'
Abdulrub bin Salim al Yafai, founder and vice chairman, Omani Bahjah Orphan Society, said, 'We would like to thank our partners Hawana Salalah and Ooredoo for their support as we are confident this initiative will bring a meaningful impact to the communities in Dhofar. The goal here is to empower orphans to take on this business opportunity and transform it into a sustainable source of income.
'We are providing them with the tools and unwavering support from our society, and all our partners from the public and private sectors.'
With 1,100 hotel rooms available in Hawana Salalah, the upcoming weekly event will act as a platform for Omani products including handicrafts, to be available for thousands of tourists.