New Indian embassy complex in Oman to open 13Jan

New Indian embassy complex in Oman to open 13Jan
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First Published: Wed, Jan 09 2008. 12 19 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Jan 09 2008. 12 19 PM IST
PTI
Dubai: The New Indian embassy complex in Oman will be formally inaugurated by Pranab Mukherjee , minister of external affairs on January 13 during his visit to the country.
Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdulla, his Omanian counterpart will also jointly inaugurate the embassy.
Construction work for the new embassy started in June 2006 and was completed last year following which the embassy shifted all its work to the new place in the last week of December 2007.
The New embassy, built with a cost of RO2.1 million, housing both the consular section as well as the residence of the Indian ambassador adjacent to each other, is situated between the embassies of the USA and Great Britain.
The design and architecture of the building showcases a mixture of the Indo-Oman culture. Sandstone from Rajasthan has been used as building material to reflect the flavour of India.
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First Published: Wed, Jan 09 2008. 12 19 PM IST