Muscat: The State Council will complete all formalities to shift to the new iconic Oman Council building in the Al Bustan area of Muscat today, as employees begin functioning from the new premises.
The transfer commenced gradually with the office of the chairman, general secretariat of the council and other secretariats making the switch.
The employees exhibited great enthusiasm at the opportunity to function from the state-of-the-art iconic building equipped with highly technical equipment.
Speaking on this occasion, Dr Khalid bin Salim Al Saidi, Secretary-General of the State Council, said, "We congratulate ourselves — including the chairman and the employees — on this transfer to the new premises of State Council, which will be included in the new building of the Oman Council.
"This edifice is, in itself, an expensive gift to the nation, following the issuance of the Royal Decree of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. This endowment to the people of Oman marks another milestone in the Shura march of Oman. The significance of this transfer is heightened by the fact that the new Oman Council building will bring together the State Council and the Shura Council under the same roof. This will give a boost to the futuristic vision of His Majesty which clearly perceives on taking the Sultanate to an esteemed position. Such a unique level of state institutions is a step in that direction."