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‘Train Omanis to put railway on the track’

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
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Special courses and trained personnel will be required for operating and maintenance of the railway project, says GUtech expert

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Oman wildlife: Egyptian vulture population in Masirah is up; boosts plan
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