Construction of Oman's Al-Khaboura dam reaches completion
The $251,950 (OMR97,000) groundwater recharge dam project also included the construction of a road leading to the dam
Construction on a groundwater recharge dam project has been completed in the village of Meeha Bani Keum located within Oman’s Al-Khaboura province.
The dam was inaugurated under the patronage of the director-general of Municipalities in North Al-Batinah Governorate, Eng Suleiman bin Hamad Al-Sunaidi, in the presence of other dignitaries from the region.
The $251,950 (OMR97,000) groundwater recharge dam project also included the construction of a building and the road leading to the project.
The project is 35 metres in length, seven metres in height and 12 metres in width, and has an estimated storage capacity of 143,000 cubic metres.
The project will make the most of large quantities of rainwater accumulated in the valley near the village to provide safe drinking water as well as irrigation for the plants in the region, according to the state-run Oman News Agency.