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The Development of Qurm Nature Reserve Competition


Declaration of request for expression of interest
For the development and management of nature-based tourism activities at Qurm Nature Reserve in Muscat Governorate
In light of the general orientation of the Sultanate to implement the concept of sustainability in all its aspects (environmental - economic - social-cultural); The development and management of nature-based tourism activities are considered the first model in the Sultanate of Oman that deals with nature-related activities in protected areas. The Qurm Nature Reserve is one of the first wetland areas of international importance in the Sultanate. It is characterized by the presence of unique natural elements such as its mangrove forest, their biological diversity and the associated natural values in which contribute to the preservation of the ecological balance. Therefore, based on the desire of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs to cooperate with the Ministry of Tourism in order to activate the related nature and wetland activities by offering investment opportunities in the Qurm Nature Reserve.  Interested Companies, institutions, and investors are invited to apply for “Expression of Interest” according to the management model which will be agreed upon at a later stage.
Conditions for competition application: 
1. Request of “expression of interest” to confirm participation in the development and management of nature-based tourism at the reserve 
2. An action plan for how to develop and manage nature-based tourism at the reserve
3. A copy of valid Commercial Registration 
4. Organizational structure of the organization including detailed statements of shareholders and partners
5. Details of previous experience in nature-based tourism development in protected areas (wetland ecosystem)
6. Any other documents supporting the investor in the evaluation process
7. The required documentation shall be placed in a sealed envelope or package (two copies) before 2 pm on Sunday, 17 December 2017 and addressed to:
 
Ministry of Tourism (Directorate General for Tourism Development)
The Development of Qurm Nature Reserve nature-based tourism project
P.O. Box: 200
P.C: 115
Phone: +968 22088202
Email: aziza.aladhubi@meca.gov.om
 
For more details, download the below documents:

Notification: The extension of the submission date for investor expressions of interest for investment at Al Qurum Nature Reserve 

The Development of Qurm Nature Reserve Competition Announcement 
Technical Document 1 - Guidelines for the Management of  Nature Based Tourism Activities at Qurm Nature Reserve
Technical Document 2 - Mangrove Monitoring Guideline
Technical Document 3 - Mangrove Plantation Guideline
Technical Document 4 - Mangrove Protection Guideline
Technical Document 5 - Guideline for Development of Environmental Education program
 
Note:
- The Ministry of Tourism will organize a field visit to the Qurm Nature Reserve on 21 November 2017 at 8:00am. The meeting point will be at the Ministry’s office at 7:30am.
- The Ministry is NOT obliged to accept the “expression of interest” of all applicants, and these applicants are not entitled to demand this.