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Oman convention centre will add 24,000 new jobs

by Rahul Das
More than 12,000 workers will be required when the construction of the convention centre project reaches its peak in 2015, according to an impact assessment study by the group.- Supplied
The work for the OCEC progressed on schedule in 2014 and as per the budget, and it continues on track for 2015.

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