Seven infrastructure projects have already been completed at a value of $196 million
An upcoming new residential community project in Oman’s Liwa province will feature 3,500 homes along with other vital amenities, and is being built for those affected by the activities of the Sohar Port.
According to the Times of Oman, the scope of work includes the development of 2963 residential plots on 12.5 million sqm. area and implementation of infrastructure, roads and lighting projects. To date, seven infrastructure projects have been completed at a value of $196 million.
These include a water network spanning a length of 133 km, a sewage network of a similar size, a 61km irrigation pipeline, electricity cables spanning 386 km, fibre optic cables measuring 201 km, and 41 km of pipes which will go towards rainwater drainage, as well as supplementary tanks to store water.
The development is expected to provide accommodation and other facilities such as schools, places of worship, a healthcare centre, power generation stations, two filling stations, parks and playgrounds, and commercials establishments. These facilities are being provided for those affected by the activities of Sohar Port, and is currently under construction, according to the Times of Oman. It also reported that the project was recently visited by the Minister of Housing and other officials, who went to Wilayat of Liwa to inspect the site.6