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According to Oman News: The first scientific forum on food security and sustainable development of the agricultural and livestock sector in Dhofar governorate will be opened on Monday at the Hilton Salalah Hotel under the auspices of Sheikh Abdullah bin Saif al Mahrouqi, Deputy Governor of Dhofar .
According to Oman News: The 3rd GCC Youth Environmental Forum was opened at the Directorate General of Heritage and Culture Hall here today under the auspices of Sheikh Salim bin Oufait al Shanfari, Head of Dhofar Municipality.
The Authority for Electricity Regulation of Oman said that the country's government is planning to invite bids for the construction of a 1,000MW electricity generation and water desalination plant in Duqm, according to Reuters.
According to Oman News: Dr. Rawiyah bint Saud al Busaidiyah, Minister of Higher Education said that the number of current higher education institutions in the Sultanate amounted to 24 including 5 universities and 19 colleges.
According to Oman News: Mohammed bin Khamis al Araimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, affirmed that hosting of the third GCC Youth Environment Forum during July 25th to August 1st 2008 by the Sultanate comes in response to the directives of the GCC leaders who highlighted the importance of raising the public awareness of environmental issue and urging the public to preserve and protect environment against pollution and exhaustion.
Omani oil exports down 5.1 pct in May: report ABU DHABI, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The crude oil exports of Oman stood at approximately 90.7 million barrels in May this year, decreasing by 5.1 percent compared with 95.5 million barrels in the same period of 2007, local Oman Tribune reported on Monday.
MMC Corp Bhd has won exclusive rights to build a power plant with a potential capacity of up to 1,000 megawatts in Ajman, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its wholly-owned unit, MMC Utilities Ltd, signed a deal with the Ajman government in Dubai yesterday.
july 17, 2008According to oman news: sheikh abdullah bin salim al rowas, minister of regional municipalities and water resources today visited water projects in dhofar governorate including the salalah protection dam against hazardous floods, as well as, other projects being implemented by the ministry in dhofar governorate.
MOSCOW. July 16 (Interfax) - Russia and Oman have discussed bilateral cooperation, including on the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) project.
According to Oman News: The turn out for the Sultanate's pavilion at 'Water and Sustainable Development' International Exhibition 2008, hosted by Zaragoza in Spain with participation from 100 countries has been distinguished.
The Hajar Mountains, which is Arabic for stone mountains, is located in northeastern Oman and the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range within the eastern Arabian Peninsula. Lying 50 to 100 kilometers inland from the Gulf of Oman coast, they divide the low coastal plain of Oman from the high desert plateau. The mountains start in the north, creating the Musandam peninsula. From there, the Northern Hajjar runs southeast, parallel to the coast but also moving gradually...
The Arabian tahr (Arabitragus jayakari) is a species of ungulate that is related to wild goats. This tahr is native to Arabia, residing in the Sultanate of Oman and in the Hajar Mountains located in United Arab Emirates. It can be found at elevations of up to 5,905 feet within its range. The Arabian tahr was first given the name Hemitragus jayakari, after it was described from specimens collected by Dr. A.S.G. Jayakar. In 2005, genetic studies found that it belonged in the newly created...
The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.
The Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus arabs), is a mammal of the order Carnivora. It is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which was once found throughout the Arabian Peninsula, but now only lives in small pockets in Southern Israel, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their ears are proportionately larger in relation to body size when compared to other species, an adaptation needed to disperse body heat. This subspecies is unusual, as it is not known to howl. Arabian wolves are unique among gray...
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