Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Malaysian deputy PM likely to visit sultanate next month  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 16/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Malaysia's deputy prime minister and education minister is likely to visit Oman next month.


Speaking on the sidelines of a media evening with Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) on Monday evening, H E Dato' Rustam Yahaya, Ambassador of Malaysia to the sultanate said, ''Honourable Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is likely to visit Oman between May 11 and 15.


He wishes to meet H E Dr Rawiyah bint Saud al Busaidiyah, Minister of Higher Education and also H H Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers. We have requested for the meeting.''


Talking about visitors from Oman to Malaysia, he said the MH370 incident has not affected tourism.


''Omanis still continue to throng Malaysia even after the flight episode. The number of tourists from China have dropped drastically,'' he said.


In 2012, 25,000 Omanis visited Malaysia followed by 26,600 in 2013.


''We are aiming at 36mn tourists from all over the world by 2020. This will be more than the population of Malaysia,'' he said. He said that Omanis do not need visas to visit Malaysia.


''Many Omanis have bought properties in Malaysia and continue to do so every year. The country is also a preferred honeymoon destination among Omanis and this year, we are promoting it as a shopping destination, too,'' he added.


Regarding future business collaborations with the country he said, ''We are looking at the possibility of participating in the upcoming rail project.


''A Malaysian company has submitted a project in this regard. We will participate in some desalination plant projects in Sohar, Duqm and Salalah.''


MHTC, under the patronage of Malaysia's Ministry of Health, is participating in the second International Medical Tourism, Equipment, Technology Exhibition & Conference 2014 (IMTEC) which began on Tuesday at the Oman International Exhibition Centre.


It will run till Thursday.


Ranked No 3 worldwide for its healthcare system by International Living in its 2014 Global Retirement Index, Malaysia is now well known and a sought-after destination for medical tourism. 


The number of medical tourists to Malaysia has risen from 538,000 in 2011 to 768,000 in 2013. 


''The number of healthcare travellers from GCC countries has increased from 10,000 in 2012 to 11,000 in 2013 while those from Oman were 1,000 in 2012 and 1,300 in 2013,'' Shobena Singam, manager, public relations and call centre, MHTC said. 


 


H E Hasani to visit Malaysia and Brunei


H E Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour bin Said al Hasani, Minister of Information will leave for visits to Malaysia and Brunei on Wednesday. During the visit, he will hold meetings with a number of senior officials to discuss means to enhance bilateral ties related to media.  He will be accompanied by officials from his

 


Muscat Daily




  MENA News Headlines
 Feb 28 2015 - Abu Dhabi's economy to remain strong in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Abu Dhabi's economy will remain resilient and its fiscal policy will stay prudent and flexible over the next two years despite the depressed oil price scenario, Khaleej Times ...

 Feb 28 2015 - Sudan explores investment opportunities for Saudi investorsMENAFN
(MENAFN) A high-level Sudanese delegation headed by Investment Minister Mustafa arrived to explore investment opportunities for Saudi investors in Sudan, Arab News reported.Trade exchange between the ...

 Feb 28 2015 - Qatar's PPI down 10.6 percent in December 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) The Qatari Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) said Producer Price Index (PPI) decreased 10.6 percent last December month-on-month, QNA reported.The index decreased 28.9 ...

 Feb 28 2015 - 'Jihadi John' killer from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as LondonerThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The masked "Jihadi John" killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British computer programming graduate from a well-to-do ...

 Feb 28 2015 - Banksy Goes Undercover To Make Gaza FilmThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Banksy has released a video of a satirical travel advert for Gaza after travelling to the area undercover.The film, posted on the elusive artist's website, appears to show ...

 Feb 28 2015 - World champion Cairoli tops Qatar qualifyingThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Defending champion Antonio Cairoli brought delight to his KTM camp last night by topping the time charts in the season's first official qualifying session of the 2015 FIM ...

 Feb 28 2015 - Cricket: UAE bat against India in World CupThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir won the toss and decided to bat in the World Cup Pool B game against India at the WACA Ground on Saturday.In announcing his ...

 Feb 28 2015 - Turkey, US to begin training Syria rebels from SundayThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The United States and Turkey will begin training and equipping thousands of moderate Syrian rebel forces on Sunday as part of a deal the two NATO allies signed last week, an ...

 Feb 28 2015 - Italian MPs approve Palestinian resolutionThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Italian lawmakers yesterday backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognise Palestine as a state, a move that underlines European frustration over ...

 Feb 28 2015 - Lebanon-born Syrian refugees risk stateless issueThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Syrian refugee Yasmine Khalaf lies next to her day-old daughter Israa in a Lebanese hospital, worrying that her tiny newborn risks life without a legal identity. Israa, ...

more...


 






Google

Electronic & Mobile Payment

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help