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Madayn awards $6.7 million contract for infrastructure works

The Samail Industrial City project is likely to be completed in a one-year period

Oman’s Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn) has signed a $6.7 million agreement to implement infrastructure projects within the Samail Industrial City. The contract was made with Roadline Company.

According to a statement from Madayn, scope of work includes designing and implementing a dual-lane road spanning 1.3 km from the Al Dasur bridge intersection to the main entrance of Samail Industrial City. Additionally, it also includes setting up box culverts for rainwater drainage and lighting along the road.

Dawood bin Salim Al Hadabi, director general for Samail Industrial City noted that the agreement is a continuation of the efforts made by Madayn to provide infrastructure, support and necessary services to the industrial sector.

The agreement also includes designing and implementing a dual-lane road linking Samail Industrial City with Al Sharqiyah Expressway, as well as designing and executing a  11 km-long sewage pipe linking phases one and two of the industrial city.

Madayn is currently implementing a number of key projects in Samail Industrial City, which include the facility building, which is over 54% completed. Al Hadabi added that through such projects, Madayn aims to present a variety of facilities and incentives to encourage local, regional and foreign investments in its industrial cities, and contribute to the growth of the sultanate’s industrial sector.

With this, the number of operating projects in Samail Industrial City has hit 56, while the those under construction projects stand at 49. Since the beginning of 2020, ten projects have been localised in Samail Industrial City representing various industrial activities.

Additionally, the number of national and foreign workforce has touched 1,240 in Samail Industrial City, and the area has reached 7.5 million sqm., the statement added.

Madayn has also signed an agreement with Amazon for Environment and Sustainability. This comes in line with its efforts to support the SMEs and create a healthy environment in industrial cities.

Dr Khamis bin Said Al Muniri, DG for Madayn Industrial Academy, said: “The agreement aims to provide consultations in the field of identifying and measuring air pollution in the industrial cities, and provide scientific solutions to investors to address the environmental impacts resulting from pollution, and consequently ensure the provision of a healthy work environment at these industrial cities.”

“The new investments are required to incorporate this key aspect in their strategic and operational plans, which will eventually enhance their competitiveness. In fact, many of the industrial units and projects in Madayn’s industrial cities have begun to realise the significance of sustainability in the industrial sector through preserving the environment and achieving economic returns simultaneously,” he concluded.

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