Agreement Worth RO 1.5 Million Signed for Ibri Science and Innovation Centre


Ibri, The Office of the Governor of A’Dhahirah signed an agreement with OQ Refineries and Petroleum Industries, an OQ Group Company, and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to design, establish and manage the Ibri Innovation and Science Centre.

With an investment of RO 1.5 million, the project aims to promote sustainable development in line with Oman Vision 2040 and encourage innovation among the youth of Oman.

This strategic partnership aims to contribute to the development of A’Dhahirah Governorate through sustainable projects. The establishment of this centre demonstrates the commitment of the two companies to social responsibility, community service and supporting local collaboration. It aims to create new growth opportunities and partnerships through the planning and execution of social projects, supporting the social and economic development goals of Oman.

The agreement was signed by Najeeb Ali Al Rowas, Governor of A’Dhahirah; Kamil Al Shanfari, Chief Executive OQ Refineries and Petroleum Industries; a
nd Engineer Mohammed Al Ghareebi, External Affairs, Communication and Social Investment Manager at PDO.

The centre will offer a variety of facilities to benefit the local community, including an innovation hub, a youth and culture centre, a museum, a public library, an open-air theatre, and retail shops among other facilities.

This centre will become a hub for innovation and culture in A’Dhahirah Governorate, offering Omani youth broader opportunities to develop their creativity and skills in scientific and cultural fields.

PDO will oversee the Ibri Innovation and Science Centre’s construction and management until completion. Once operational, the centre will seamlessly transition to the Office of the Governor of A’Dhahirah for day-to-day management.

Source: Oman News Agency