During its first meeting for 2016 TRC Board approves Water Research Strategic Program and approval in principle of establishment of Environmental Excellence Center
Chaired by His Highness Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq Al Said, Advisor of His Majesty the Sultan and Chairman of The Research Council (TRC), TRC Board held on Sunday (February 7, 2016) its first meeting for the year 2016 at the headquarters of TRC in Al-Othaiba.
The board initially approved a proposal to establish a strategic research program on water related research as translation to the recommendations of the third Sultan Qaboos Science Chairs Symposium organized by the Sultan Qaboos Higher Center for Culture and Sciences
On the other hand, TRC Board granted approval in principle for the proposal of the establishment of Environmental Excellence Center due to the need of the Sultanate to create a specialized center in environmental industries and to the creation of added value of waste which was proposed by Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (Be’ah) aiming for it to be a centre that provides innovative solutions and modern technologies for waste related environmental challenges and in order for it to be a platform to enhance the capabilities of environmental sector in the Sultanate in order to keep pace with global capabilities
Board members were also briefed on the summary report on the work progress of the strategic research program on Developing an Integrated Management for Dubas Bug research Program, follow up to the execution of the decisions of the third TRC Board meeting for the year 2015, outputs of the second call of the Open Research Grant Program for the year 2015, and the report of the eighth meeting of the International Advisory Board that was held last October