15 June 2015
MUSCAT: Mohsen bin Mohammed al Shaikh, Chairman of Muscat Municipality, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Wastewater Company
) signed two separate agreements awarding the works of construction of a modern sewage network in Madinat Sultan Qaboos (MSQ) in the Wilayat of Bausher (project B-5) and the project of executing package C6 of the sewage network in Wilayat of Al Seeb.
The agreements were signed by the CEO's of each executing companies.
The cost of the MSQ project is about RO 8 million.
The new network will replace the current one, as well as additional networks along with the construction of a 14.5 km fiber-optic lines network.
More than 700 properties will benefit from this vital project.
This project was awarded to the Oman consolidated Contractors Company and its completion is scheduled to be within two year from the awarding date.
Associated Consulting Engineers Company LLC will provide all consulting engineering services for this project.
The cost of the project of executing the package C6 of the sewage network in Al Seeb was awarded to M/S Arab Contractors Company and National United Engineering and Construction Companies.
The total of the project is about RO 18 million and the implementation will take two years from the awarding date.
Parsons International Company has designed the facilities.
Pursuant to the agreement, there will be a construction of 65 km main lines for sewage drainage, in addition to house connections of over 98 km, that would benefit more than 3,500 properties, as well as the construction of fiber-optic networks and connection ports.
As for signing those two agreements and the modern sewage systems envisaged under them according to international standards that will contribute to the optimal utilisation of treated water for irrigation, landscaping, productive agriculture and industrial and other purposes, Mohsen bin Mohammed al Shaikh, said: "Haya Water is proceeding in completing the networks of the Wilayat of Bausher as soon as possible because of the urban and development expansion it witnesses, in the hope of achieving the desired objectives of these mega projects".
"Al Seeb project is also important at the level of Muscat Governorate.
Haya Water, believes that once completed, this project will reduce the contamination of groundwater as it is for the houses and installations near Al Khoudh Dam," stated al Shaikh on the project of expanding Al Seeb sewage networks.
"We are proud of the sanitation projects in Muscat Governorate and hope to implement the remaining Project as soon as possible. We plan to complete 80 per cent of the property connections projects in accordance with the master plan by 2020.
Haya Water is going to launch its first project outside Muscat Governorate in the near future in response to the Government's decision that Haya Water should provide its services to all governorates of the Sultanate, except Dhofar," added Haya Chairman.
In the same context, Hussein bin Hassan Abdul Hussain, CEO of Haya Water stated, "The goal of the construction of sewage systems is a gradual reduction and eventual stop of the current system for the transfer of sewage water by tankers and thus reducing the contamination of groundwater.
This will facilitate the treatment of this wastewater for irrigation, landscaping, productive agriculture and industrial purposes in line with the policy of the wise Government in reducing dependence on fresh water sources to achieve strategic water security, preserve the environment and conserve resources".
© Oman Daily Observer 2015