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Oman pours $109m into municipality and water projects

Projects include road building, wastewater network improvements and dam construction.

Oman pours $109m into municipality and water projects
CAPITAL CITY: A dam for protection against flood hazards will be built at Al Amirat Heights in Muscat. (Getty Images)

Oman is to invest $109.1m over 15 projects to develop its municipality and water sectors, the ONA has reported.

The projects include the designing and paving of a 41.8km of internal roads, several wastewater network and station projects, the development of the Business District at Al Bidayah and construction of the General Park in the Wilayat.

A number of dams will also be built. These include a dam for protection against flood hazards at Al A’mirat Heights in Muscat, the construction of a surface storage dam at Wadi Qaytem, and the elevation of the Wadi Saiq and Wadi Bani Habib dams in Niyabat of Al Jabel Akhdar, among others.

The Al A’mirat Heights dam will be 3.5km long and 22m high, with two concrete and cemented fumes to drain the excess water of its 22 million cubic metre capacity.

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