MUSCAT: In promoting Oman’s rich maritime history and culture as well as encouraging local investment, Bank Sohar recently sponsored the third edition of the Taqaa Traditional Sea Festival.

The event that took place from March 26 to April 4 was held near Taqaa Customs Office, in the Al Fardha area, Salalah. Representing Bank Sohar at the opening event was Amur Said al Amri, chief manager Salalah branch.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Munira Abdulnabi Macki, DGM human resources and corporate support of Bank Sohar said, “It is the country’s cultural diversity, heritage and unique traditional identity complemented by its natural beauty that makes Oman an attractive touristic destination, in addition to being a preferred destination for investments. Events such as the Taqaa Traditional Sea Festival help showcase these attributes, and being an Omani organization and a strong supporter of local entrepreneurs and SMEs, Bank Sohar is proud to have sponsored such an impressive cultural showcase.”

The Taqaa festival was aimed at empowering Omani youth to showcase their talent and skill and providing an encouraging environment in which to display their creativity. Moreover, the festival opened the doors for investment opportunities for citizens whilst positioning the wilayat of Taqaa as a prime tourist destination.

The festival played host to several displays of Omani heritage at both the heritage village and the maritime village.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily