The Blessed Renaissance in 1970 saw the transition of Oman from an underdeveloped country and to modern and vibrant nation. As a tribute to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Saidís vision and leadership, Progress 2010-11, highlights the major milestones in Omanís socio-economic development over the last forty years. The 16th edition of ĎProgressí takes a walk down memory lane identifying 40 landmark events that have been fundamental in Omanís transition to a modern, dynamic and progressive nation.
The latest edition offers an exhaustive coverage of sectors such as oil and gas, banking and finance, capital markets, education and healthcare, insurance, agriculture, retailing, aviation, information technology, real estate, telecom, industry, power, infrastructure and tourism. These sectors are covered in dedicated chapters with a focus on the latest developments, key financial indicators and their future roadmap. Each of these chapters are accompanied by mesmerising pictures and breathtaking design.
Apart from top draw articles, 'Progress' also contains contributory pieces from a number of ministers such as HE Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Macki, Minister of National Economy and Deputy Chairman of Financial Affairs and Energy Resources Council, HE Maqbool bin Ali Sultan, Minister of Commerce and Industry, HE Dr Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas, HE Dr Rawiyah bint Saud Al Busaidiyah, Minister of Higher Education, HE Dr Khasim bin Mubarak Essa Al Alawi, Minister of Transport and Communication and HE Hamood Sangour Al Zadjali, Executive President of Central Bank of Oman.
Progress is published by United Media Services (UMS). Established in 1988, UMS is one of Oman's largest media establishments with a number of specialised divisions. With a staff strength of over 150, UMS is a formidable force in the field of communications today, covering every aspect of media and integrated communication operations like publishing, media marketing, advertising, interactive and distribution. UMS has been providing value-added communication solutions to a number of prominent business conglomerates in the Sultanate, and is considered a 'pioneer' in the media and communications field.