The Chairman of the Omani Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Said Saleh Said Al Kiyumi, who visited the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce during this week said, Oman is ready to look at ‘BIG’ Sri Lankan projects to invest.
Kiyumi and his team, who was in the country to attend the Eastern Investment forum said that they are willing to look at projects in the areas of tourism, property development, SME development and many more.
“We like to invest in big projects, which Sri Lanka is planning to launch, give us information on those projects,” said Kiyumi.
In response, Mr. Samantha Ranatunga, Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce highlighted the major development projects Sri Lanka is planning to launch, such as the Megapolis Development project.
“Arabian countries have been traditional trading partners of Sri Lanka and I believe the emerging investment opportunities in Sri Lanka, will give us a platform to strengthen that relationship,’ said Ranatunga.
In the meantime, Mr. Mangala P. B. Yapa, CEO / Secretary General of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce emphasized the Omani Chamber representatives on the importance of investing in Sri Lanka.
“May be you’ll can look at a place like Hambantota, which has a free port and also the Megapolis development project, which opens up many doors to the foreign investors,’ said Mr. Yapa.
Mrs. Lilakshini De Mel, Senior Assistant Secretary General of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Tariq Hamed Al Ma’wali, Director of the Chairman’s Office of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry too joined the meeting. The meeting concluded with both parties deciding on follow up actions to be taken to go forward.
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Omani Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a MOU signed between the two parties in the year 2007, aimed at working together to promote two way trade and investments.