Muscat: An OMR150 million vital water supply project to ensure water security for Al Dhahirah Governorate was commissioned on Monday.

Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC) organised the opening ceremony for the water supply project by Sohar Water Desalination Plant in Al Dahirah Governorate.

The event was held in the Wilayat of Ibri which was presided over by Dr. Said bin Mohammed Al Saqri, Minister of Economy, in the presence of ministers, State Council members, undersecretaries and dignitaries.

“While designing the project, the company took into account the current and future water needs for Al Dhahirah Governorate. It also took into account rise in water demand for both the commercial and industrial needs,” Qais bin Saud Al Zakwani, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company said.

The project includes a water transmission line from the Sohar Desalination plant to Al Dahirah for a total length of 230km with 15 water tanks having a storage capacity of 451,000 cubic metres located in Sohar, Ibri and Dhank.

It consists of four pumping stations with a maximum capacity of 144,000 cubic metres per day and the pipeline runs parallel to the path of the current water carrier line from Sohar to Al Buraimi Governorate.

So that this path is used to meet the future water needs of Al-Buraimi Governorate by linking the two water transmission systems in a number of stations to complete the connection of the water transmission system between the governorates of Al Batinah, Al Dhahirah and Al Buraimi.

Through this project, the OWWSC aims to ensure water supply to the wilayats of Al-Dhahirah Governorate, which depended mainly on groundwater to meet their drinking water needs and other development activities.

This project will help in preserving groundwater resources and developing them for the future generations.

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