(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) In efforts to achieve the government's vision in completing and implementation of infrastructure projects in the sultanate the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) has announced the implementation of three major water sector projects with a total cost of more than RO64mn.
According to details on PAEW's website the biggest project which it has implemented is the emergency reservoirs project in Muscat area at the cost of RO31mn. The project includes two phases.
First phase is the construction of a reservoir with a capacity of 15000m3 in the Wattayah area reservoir with a capacity of 25000m3 in the Ruwi area and additional reservoirs of capacity 30000m3 and 15000m3 in the Wadi Kabir area.
PAEW said that the first phase has reached more than 65 per cent completion. It added that the second phase of the project includes the construction of reservoirs with capacity of 146000m3 and 73000m3 in addition to excavation work in mountainous regions to create crisis management platforms.
The Authority also announced the implementation of water networks expansion project in Nizwa with a value of over RO24mn. The project includes establishment of distribution networks water tanks pumping stations strengthening pumping stations and expand a number of existing desalination plants. The project which will cover a total area of 400km is now 60 per cent complete.
Another project which has been implemented by PAEW is the water distribution networks establishment project in Rustaq with a value of RO9mn.
The length of the new water distribution system which is implemented in wilayat of Rustaq is 275km covering 53 villages in the wilayat. The project includes the establishment of networks of transportation and distribution of water the creation of reservoirs and boosting the capacity of the pumping stations. The project has reached nearly 56 per cent of completion PAEW said.