Haya Water to build $67.5m water projects in Oman
Government-owned water infrastructure firm seeks to expand capacities in Muscat, and extend across Oman
Haya Water, the government owned firm formed in 2002 to build and operate the wastewater infrastructure in Muscat the capital of Sultanate of Oman, recently signed two separate agreements to improve the city's water infrastructure, and expand its services to other parts of Oman.
The agreements, signed on Sunday (14 June, 2015) included awarding the contracts for construction of a modern sewage network in Madinat Sultan Qaboos (MSQ), in Wilayat of Baushar (project B-5), and for package C6 of the sewage network in Wilayat of A'Seeb, according to Oman News Agency.
The cost of the MSQ project is $20.7m (OMR8m). The new network will replace the current one, as well as additional networks along with the construction of a 14.5km fiber-optic lines network. More than 700 properties are expected to benefit from the project.
The project was awarded to the Oman Consolidated Contractors Company, and its completion is scheduled for within two years from the awarding date. Associated Consulting Engineers Company will provide consulting engineering services for the project.
The project for package C6 of the sewage network in A'Seeb was awarded to M/S Arab Contractors Company and National United Engineering and Construction Companies. The total cost of the project is $46.7m (OMR18m), and Parsons International Company has designed the facilities.
Pursuant to the agreement, 65km main lines for sewage drainage will be constructed, in addition to house connections of over 98km, that are slated to benefit more than 3,500 properties.
Eng. Mohsen bin Mohammed al-Sheikh, chairman of Haya Water, remarked: "Haya Water is proceeding in completing the networks of the Wilayat of Baushar 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.
"A'Seeb project is also important at the level of Muscat Governorate. Once completed, this project will reduce the contamination of groundwater as it is for the houses and installations near Al Khoudh Dam."
Haya Water is going to launch its first project outside Muscat Governorate in the near future in response to the government's decision that the firm extend its services to all governorates of the Sultanate, except Dhofar.