Bassah Beach to be revamped into resort destination

Published on : Thursday, September 10, 2020

The National Development and Investment Company has recently declared the signing of a usufruct agreement with the Office of the Minister of State and Governor of Musandam with an aim to set up the Bassah Beach site in the Wilayat of Khasab, Musandam Governorate.

This will add additional impetus to the ambition of the company to assist in diversifying the economy of the country by building effective partnerships and aligning with the idea of the government to boost up tourism contribution to the GDP while offering local career opportunities at the same time.

Of late, the agreement was signed by Sayyid Ibrahim bin Said al Busaidy, Minister of State and Governor of Musandam, and Abdullah bin Humaid al Maamari, Chairman of ASAAS.

The agreement comprises developing a land area of 73,000 m2. It will feature two components; a four-star resort and a public park which will cater for the rising number of tourists to this beautiful beach.

Bassah Beach is one of the pristine beaches located between the rocky dark mountains of Musandam. It is strategically located near Khasab Airport, only 2.6 km from Khasab’s city centre.

Sayyid Ibrahim bin Said al Busaidy, Minister of State and Governor of Musandam, emphasized the significance of such tourism projects along with the importance they will add to the governorate in general. He also said that Musandam is known for its natural beauty and has massive investment potential for similar projects.

Abdulsalam Mohammed al Murshidi, Chairman of Oman Investment Authority (OIA), stated that in such tourism projects, the Authority plays the main role in sanctioning national developers and investors with priority and trust, particularly that such companies have proven capacity to provide first-rate tourism projects. He also said that such an approach is in tandem with the national strategy towards tourism development and economic diversification.

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