09 October 2021
OPAZ launches land selection e-service for investors in SEZAD
Muscat - October 9, 2021
The Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ) announced today the launch of an electronic land selection service for investors in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZAD).
Introducing the new service reflects OPAZ efforts to facilitate and expedite procedures for investors in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm, reduce the time and effort, and ensure transparency and fairness for all investors in the Zone. OPAZ plans to extend this service during the coming period to include other free zones.
This service allows investors to select the plot of land directly as soon as an investor determines the type of project and the required space of the plot. Based on the application’s details, the system displays the vacant plots in the masterplan for investors via the Geographic Information System (GIS), which has become one of the modern technologies used in achieving governance of procedures. The new service assists the investor to easily make the investment decision by selecting the appropriate location of the land while providing a spatial description that reinforces the decision.
Moreover, the service is distinguished by allowing investors to select the plot of land in interactive maps for more than 800 different economic activities. It also brings other features, including: the possibility of measuring the distance between the selected land and the key landmarks in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm, providing accurate information about the level of land’s altitude above sea level, merging joint lands, getting full measurements of lengths and spaces, determining the geographical location coordinates, and sharing the approximate distance of the land from the nearby utilities such as electricity, water, telecommunications, and roads.
Further, investors could also access the service of searching and inquiring about information on interactive maps, printing maps, obtaining modern satellite images of the area, data of the masterplan, public services and nearby landmarks. Likewise, investors can request for a land with different specifications, as concerned employees will act upon the investor’s request.
Investors can access the newly launched service through the digital portal (eoss.duqm.gov.om) from all over the world. To obtain the service, they have to register in the portal, submit the usufruct request, pay the fees, and then choose the land, which is appropriate for their projects.