Shinas Khasab Fast ferry route inaugurated - Wednesday, 09 May 2012

The sea route between Shinas and Khasab was launched on 9th MAY 2012 linking the governorates of North Al Batinah and Musandam. The launching ceremony was held in the wilayat of Shinas under the patronisation of Dr.Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi Minister of Transport and Communications. Several sheikhs dignitaries and citizens were present on the occasion. Major development Al Futaisi stressed the importance of launching the route which will open new opportunities for the development of economic and commercial activities in the Sultanate. Dr. Al Futaisi said that the fast ferry port is part of the major development of Shinas commer cial port and bigger projects will be implemented in the future. He added that the final touches were being given on the design for the expansion of the port. Mehdi bin Mohammed Al Abdwani Chairman of the National Ferries Company (NFC) Board highlighted the importance of maritime link between Shinas in the Governorate of North Al Batinah and the wilayat of Khasab in the Governorate of Musandam under the guidance of the Royal directives of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to convert Shinas port into a commercial port. Al Abdwani said the route would be providing support to the economic and social renaissance in the wilayat of Shinas.

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