Muscat: Marsa Al Duqm Investment Company signed with the Centralised Utilities Company (Marafiq) a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the provision of power, water, and sewage management services to Duqm Fishery Port.

The MoU was signed by Eng Nabil bin Salim Al Bimani, Chairman of Marsa Al Duqm Investments Co., and Engineer Abdullah bin Mohamed Al-Hashimi, Marafiq's Managing Director.

"The MoU signing between the two parties is considering the possibility of the provision of services to Duqm Fishery Port, the Sultanate's biggest fishing port, which is the focal point of fisheries support business and all fishing activities as well as a great attraction for investment which develops the supporting sectors," said Engineer/ Nabil bin Salim Al Bimani, Chairman of Marsa Al Duqm Investments Co.

Al Bimani trusted that such MoU would have economic and environmental benefits in achieving the Sultanate's of Oman planned sustainable development goals, most importantly environmental sustainability.

"We are pleased to cooperate with Marsa Al Duqm Investment Company. Specialised in the provision of industrial services of all types, Marafiq endeavours to provide Duqm Fishery Port with highly reliable, efficient services, maintain high-quality standards in all of our operations and adopt environmentally friendly practices for Duqm is the cornerstone for Oman Vision 2040 that achieves the future development goals. We trust that our capabilities and resources can bring long-term, sustainable benefits for all of our stakeholders across the various supporting sectors and industries as well as all supply chain activities," said EngAbdullah bin Mohamed Al-Hashmi, Marafiq's Managing Director.

It is also worth noting that Marafiq is the exclusive provider of a range of centralised utilities in the Duqm Special Economic Zone under a 25-year franchise from the Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones. Having a 25-year license Potable Water License (PWL) from the Public Authority for Water formerly, Marafiq was awarded the franchise of potable water supply to Duqm Special Economic Zone. It is responsible for the potable water supply inside Duqm, including production, transmission, distribution, customer service, billing, and collection.

It is noteworthy that Marsa Al Duqm Investment Company is a consortium joined by a number of OIA companies represented by FDO Group and Asyad ports Oman Food Investment Holding Co. (Nitaj). The consortium also includes the French Port of Lorient.

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