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Muscat sinks almost $520m into drainage

Five deals signed under scheme for clean sewerage services to 80% of the population by 2014.

Muscat sinks almost $520m into drainage
SEWAGE DEALS: Muscat Municipality has signed $519.5m worth of deals for the development of its drainage systems. (Getty Images)

The Muscat Municipality has signed $519.5m worth of deals for the development of its drainage systems.

The five agreements relate to the construction waste water disposal programme, which aims to provide clean sewerage services to 80 percent of the population by 2014, the Times of Oman reported on Thursday.

Drainage systems are to be developed in Al Khoudh, Al Mabelah-south, Al Mawaleh, Al Wadi Al Kabir, Darsait-coastline, Aint and Hamriyah.

The deal to develop drainage systems in Al Khoudh was signed with the local firm, Consolidated Contractors Company, and will cost $163.6m, the paper reported. It is estimated for completion in just over three years.

Haya Water expects to extend its services to almost 90 percent of Muscat by 2017, according to Sultan bin Hamdoon Al Harthy, chairman of Muscat Municipality and chairman of Haya Water board of directors.

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