Muscat: Spearhead by the Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development (Paiped), eight Omani companies showcased the Sultanate's building and construction capabilities at BuildInt Tanzania 2013 from February 22 and 24 in Dar Es Salaam.
With non-oil exports to Tanzania reaching more than $20 million in 2011, Oman's debut at the annual international tradeshow provided a platform for national products to open new avenues for trade with East and Central Africa.
Nasima Al Balushi, director-general of Export Development at Paiped, said, "The building and construction industry is key to our export development strategy. This is in perfect synergy with the current direction in the Tanzanian economy as construction remains one of the fastest growing sectors in the country contributing approximately 12 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP).
Therefore, we sought the opportunity to utilise the close ties enjoyed by our countries to showcase the competitive advantage Omani products have to become strategic partners with private and public sector organisations in Tanzania."