Oman’s waste management company, Be’ah is looking for private partners in Oman’s capital to boost its waste collection operations in the city.
The fully government-owned company has the mandate for solid waste management in Oman.
"Be'ah has floated tenders inviting private parties to carry out the task of garbage collection in the governorate. Be'ah has divided the governorate into two parts,” said Qais bin Suleiman al Kashri, director of Muscat Municipality's health affairs department.
Part 1 comprises the wilayats of Quriyat, Amerat, Muttrah and parts of Bausher while Part 2 includes the remaining areas of Bausher and the wilayat of Seeb."
"These companies are conducting field studies; they are collecting data from different areas to know finer details of the task,” said Al Kashri.
In the long run, the municipality plans to outsource cleaning works to private parties as well. "We can take a decision only after the task of garbage collection has been completely taken over by be'ah. The reason behind this is to cut costs and improve municipal services."
He added, "The management of waste collection from underground garbage bins too will fall under be'ah. These were set up in MBD and CBD areas. Now, they are coming up in Shatti al Qurm."