Major infrastructure projects underway in Muscat
Municipality official reveals extent of public works in Seeb region
The Directorate General of Muscat Municipality in Seeb has unveiled upcoming projects and gave information about those underway in the wilayat, Muscat Daily reports.
Dr. Ibrahim al Rahbi gave a brief presentation on the projects, saying that 60km of roads have been already constructed and another 50km illuminated. Work on a fish market in Al Fulaij and the Seeb waterfront project is on.
Pedestrian walkways will be built on Ras al Hail Street (6km), A'Saad Street (5km), Al Taimeer Street (8km), Al Huda Street (7km), the street adjacent to A'Sayyeda Mayzoon Mosque (4km) and Dama Street (4km). These will be in addition to four parks that were built in South Al Hail, South and North Mawaleh and Al Khoud.
Jafnain will witness some beautification work including the planting of date palms, expansion of parking, changing signboards of supermarkets and paving of some areas.
In South Mabela, the municipality has built a special parking area for trucks and has erected signs in areas where parking of trucks is not allowed. A press announcement by the municipality said that heavy vehicles cannot be parked on public roads and residential areas.
According to the municipality officials, the Seeb waterfront project will highlight the area as an entertainment destination, featuring sports utilities, traditional souqs, cafés, walkways, picnic spaces, children's playgrounds, a fishing harbour and a park.
It will be a combination of contemporary and traditional architecture and design including a plaza which will accommodate an art gallery and a digital library.
They also said that the roof of the Al Fulaij fish market has been built.