Oman Centre for Marine Biotechnology (OCMB)
The aim of this project, which is being developed in conjunction with Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), is to establish the premier commercially operated Marine Biotechnology R&D facility in the region. The Oman Centre for Marine Biotechnology (OCMB) is a J.V. between SQU and OAPFD as a registered LLC company in which SQU will hold 90% of the shares and OAPFD 10%.
OCMB will be based in a purpose-built building constructed by SQU on the University's land in Al Hail and leased to the Centre. The Centre will comprise state of the art facilities with funding provided by Airbus Helicopters in part discharge of their PFD obligation.
Youth Skills Development Program (YSDP)
The Youth Skills Development Program (YSDP) will provide a series of programs targeting Omani youth across the country. The first pilot project in the program evolved out of the need for Omani secondary school graduates or school leavers to be trained within a disciplined environment in order to be able to join the work market. A well reputed organization will deliver the program at the Vocational Training Center (VTC) in Saham with liaison with the Ministry of Manpower as a pilot project. The Programme will concentrate on behavioral adjustment that would produce effective workers so that our young Omani's are aware of the importance of these skills and eventually show more commitment to their work. This will involve a combination of work ethics and soft skills through disciplinary style training. If this Pilot Programme succeeds in its objectives and delivers the anticipated Key Performance Indicators then the OAPFD would work with the Ministry of Manpower to replicate the Programme in other Vocational Training Centers across the Sultanate.
Oman Aviation Academy (OAA)
The aim of the Oman Aviation Academy Project (OAA) is to create a regional Aviation Academy for the training of pilots from the ab-initio stage up to the point where a cadet secures his or her licence (MPL or ATPL). ATPL and MPL are acronyms for two different types of licences a professional pilot can obtain to start an airline pilot career: ATPL = Air Transport Pilots Licence while MPL = Multi-crew Pilots Licence. The project will be located in the city of Sohar and will be delivered in conjunction with Airbus Helicopters.
SME Development Fund / National Company for Projects & Management (NCPM)
SME Development Fund / National Company for Projects and Management (NCPM) was established in March 2011 to assist with the growth of the SME Sector in Oman through, training, nurturing, promoting entrepreneurship and subsidizing interest rates to qualifying companies at a time when funding for SME's was not readily available.
Funding to carry out the feasibility study and seek foreign investment was provided by Thales and MBDA in part discharge of their PFD obligations while the funding for the interest rate subsidies was provided by AgustaWestland and Panhard.
National Resilience Programme (NRP)
The purpose of this programme is to enhance national security and resilience capabilities in order to ensure resilience becomes embedded across both the government and Private Sectors thus enhancing Oman's security and development.
Arms Training Center (SATC)
The Small Arms Training Center is the first closed live
ammunition and simulation center open to the public in the Sultanate specialized in shooting by using small
arms. The center aims to provide educational and training services in safe environment and using sophisticated real-
and laser weapons. The center will use the latest technical equipment,
international shooting tools and simulation complex scenarios on computer.The
Center will be established at the beginning of 2017 on the land of the Oman