On 2 June 2015, ing. Roberto Rey was received by the Italian Paola Amadei at his residence in Muscat to attend the party organized for the Celebration of the Italian Republic .
During the pleasant occasion Eng. Rey had the opportunity to meet many Italian entrepreneurs operating in Oman for several years with good results and some representatives of the Omani Government .
The commercial relations between Italy and Oman are growing and the Italian presence, qualified, well-integrated and highly appreciated, has more than tripled over the last year. “We are witnessing an intensification of trade relations – said the Italian ambassador in Muscat, Paola Amadei – that is realized through an increase in exports from Italy, greater participation in competitions and exhibitions, increased interest in exploring possible opportunity ‘in special economic zones such as Sohar and Duqm incipient and, in these cases, of course, to evaluate the opportunities’ investment, with a view to internationalization. ” Oman and ‘particularly busy at this stage to create new industries and develop an infrastructure plan that needs roads, ports, airports, areas in which Italy excels. “The scenery and ‘large. In addition to the oil sector, which is the main resource of the country, play a special role in the infrastructure and construction as well as machinery – said Ambassador Amadei -. Other sectors with growing opportunities are: tourism, energy, environment, maritime transport, fishing and aquaculture, food safety and health. Oman is also investing considerably in SMEs, another possible area of bilateral cooperation. ”
The professionals from Italy are leading architects, designers, engineers as well as doctors and university professors. “Entrepreneurs who more and more facing the Sultanate can operate by creating a joint venture with Omani partners and the positive trend shown by the friendly business climate substantially characterizing the country,” said the ambassador stating that “Italian companies operating in Oman successfully in the design and construction of the infrastructure of roads and bridges, foundations, design and construction of marinas, schools and hospitals. ” Since last October, also the main university ‘of the country, the Sultan Qaboos University, offers an Italian language course that is seeing a significant participation of the Omani students. “An excellent feedback are also having initiatives to promote commercial sectors of Made in Italy traditionally identifiable for their inherent cultural value, as the Italian fashion and design,” concluded the ambassador making it known that “in a few days the Embassy will sponsor the Italian pavilion at the Fair Omani design and furniture, with a qualified participation of more than 40 Italian companies in an area of potential development in the country that focuses for example on tourism and the construction of luxury. ”