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Sohar Industrial City Inks Investment Pacts Worth RO 2.4 MillionHEAD: SIDE EVENTS TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN CSW 68 NEW-YORK UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTER

Sohar Industrial City Inks Investment Pacts Worth RO 2.4 MillionHEAD: SIDE EVENTS TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN CSW 68 NEW-YORK UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTER

Sohar: Sohar Industrial City, affiliated to the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates ‘Madayn’, has signed three investment contracts totalling RO 2.4 million for projects specializing in plastic products, medical devices, and mattresses.

Spanning across a total area of 16,900 square metres, these projects aim at delivering high-quality goods using state-of-the-art technology, catering to both local and international markets while boosting the national economy.

The first investment contract, valued at RO 1 million, was inked with Ammar International Furniture for a project spanning an area of 7,200 square metres.

The second contract was signed with Al Eman for Trade and Investment to establish a project focused on manufacturing plastic products from non-hazardous waste across 4,700 square metres, with an investment of RO 850,000.

The third pact, with Quality Medical Supply, involves establishing a manufacturing unit for instruments and appliances for medicine and surgery, and veterinary medicine, co
vering 5,000 square metres and backed by an investment of RO 550,000.

Source: Oman News Agency

In parallel to the 68th session of CSW, the Arab Women Organization held three side events with Arab states and many européen states and UN agencées, with a remarquable présence of Eng.Marie Thérèse Merhej Seif, president of HEAD, an international non governmental organization aiming at the protection of environment .

The first side event was led by Lebanon with AWO and UNWomen. High representatives of Egypt, Germany, Jordan, Spain, Sweden and Oman participated to the panel on Care economy and the importance of fair sharing of domestic unpaid work between women and men in order to consolidate gender justice and family ties.

DG of AWO undersigned the importance of tackeling the roots of stereotypes in social roles between men and women in education, culture and the media to help reshaping and improving the relation between men and women to strengthen the family and consolidate social cohesion and stability.

The side event on ‘ mechanisms of enforcement and consolidation of the International and national leg
islation to protect women and girls in times of war and armed conflicts.

Led by Libya in partnership of AWO, this panel welcomed Ministers from Arab States, Dr Houria Tourmal from Libya, Dr Awatef Hayyar from Morocco, Dr Amale Hamad from Palestine, Dr Kawthar Kriko from Algeria, former ministers Maha Ali from Jordan and fmWafa Hamze from Lebanon. Mr Cherian Matthiews from Help Age international joined the panel also. Dr Marie Thérèse Merhej Seif was among the senior representatives of International non governmental organizations participating to the discussion.

In the opening of the side event, Dr Fadia Kiwan DG of AWO, starting her speech said…’ we are meeting alone, we, the victims of wars and armed conflicts …they left us alone… not because they are guilty, but because they are embarassed.. they don’t know what to say to us…decades and de ades of open collaboration with UN Agencies, trying to comply to the UN agenda, and we couldn’t even get a ceasefire in Gaza….

She ended her opening remarks by saying:
we are not here to complain or to cry, but to share opinions with people from the world who love peace, to find the best mechanisms of enforcement of the International legitimacy… and despite all obstacles, we Arabs, seek peace, based on justice and protection of the International legitimacy starting with the application of SC resolutions…

The third event was led by Morocco in participation of UNFPA, AWO; the Spanishl Agency for international cooperation and representatives of South Korea and Hungaria.

DG of AWO, Fadia Kiwan, focalised her speech on empowerment of women as drivers of change and sustainable development. She underligned the importance of the linkages between Goal one- stop poverty- Goal two – stop hunger- and Goal 5 related to Women. None of these Sustainable Development goals could be reached separately.

Eng.Marie Thérèse Merhej Seif attended actively this side event, representing the international non governmental Organization HEAD.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon