Oman awards $117mn deal for new sewage project

Oman awards $117mn deal for new sewage project
Published: 6 October 2019 - 6:56 a.m.
By: Baset Asaba

To encourage private sector investment in the Sultanate’s infrastructure, Salalah Sanitary Drainage Services Company signed a contract for the construction, operation and delivery of the sewerage network project in Sahlanoot area in Salalah at a cost of $117.3mn (OMR45mn).

This move is based on the government's directives to encourage more private sector investment in the Sultanate’s infrastructure, especially in the water sector in general and sanitation in particular.

The project’s period of implementation is 30 months and the period of operation and maintenance is 15 years.

The contract was signed on behalf of the company by Abdullah bin Aqeel Ahmed Al Ibrahim, chairman of the Board, and on behalf of the contractor - Oman National Engineering and Investment Company by Sheikh Ayman bin Ahmed Sultan Al Hosani, chairman of the Board.

The scope of work includes construction of the network with its accessories and the main pumping station within 30 months. After construction, operation and maintenance period starts for 15 years.

The project is among the priorities included in the company's work plan, due to the need to provide sewage services to the population living in area as well as to increase the sewage service coverage for new plans.

According to the plan, the implementation of the first package of the project will begin, where the sewage service will cover 5,500 properties in addition to connecting Bait Al Mamoura and the government and services units adjacent to the area along the Sultan Qaboos Street. It will also provide a main pumping station designed to accommodate the flows of Sahlnoot area and the neighbouring plans in the future.

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