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ACCREDITATION NOTICE – Recall: Presentation of the DUGM Special Economic Zone (Oman) (Farnesina, 24 September 2014)

The Farnesina will host the presentation, at 10:00 on Wednesday 24 September, of the DUQM Special Economic Zone (SEZAD Duqm) in Oman. Participants will include Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Benedetto Della Vedova and President of SEZAD Duqm, Minister Yahya bin Said Al Jabri.

The Duqm Special Economic Zone, established in October 2011, is a long-term project aimed at attracting and promoting national and international investments in Duqm.

The zone is located in the central Al Wusta region, halfway between Mascate and Salalah and, according to the project’s promoters, in the largest special economic zone in the Middle East.

In line with Sultanate policies on diversification of the national economy, the zone represents a model for integrated economic development comprising 8 areas: a seaport, an industrial area, a new residential city, a fishing port, a tourist resort, a logistics centre, a professional training centre and an airport. According to a multi-decade development plan, the Duqm Zone is destined to become a major intersection for traffic in the region, a logistics hub and an industrial centre

Online accreditation system. Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should:

– complete the interactive form available at

– attach all required documentation (if not already submitted) to the form, in digital format

Required documentation:

– a letter from your media organisation

– for foreign journalists in Italy: a note verbale issued by the Embassy in Rome of your media organisation’s country.

If you are unable to complete the online accreditation procedure, please send your applicationby email, on your media organisation’s letterhead, to the Press and Institutional Communication Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (tel. 06/3691.3432-8573-8210).

Accredited members of the press will be admitted at the main entrance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (left side) beginning at 9:30.

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