Haejo, Oman ink deal for artificial coral reef project

The project is part of Oman’s strategic plans to develop its fisheries sector

Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources has announced that it has signed an agreement with Haejo Engineering and Contracting Company for the second stage of the artificial coral reef project in the Wilayat of Sur.

According to a report in the Oman News Agency (ONA), the agreement includes designing, manufacturing and unloading artificial reef modules in the Wilayat of Sur, as well as following up the results of their deployment in the marine environment, at a total cost of $233,000.

Additionally, the project is funded by the Oman-India Fertiliser Company, and is part of Oman’s strategic plans to develop the fisheries sector. The ministry aims to enhance fish stocks and biological diversity in the Sultanate’s waters in a manner that ensures the sustainability and prosperity of natural fisheries.

The project will be monitored by surveying and diving operations to ensure that modules are fit and free from breakage or damage, ONA stated.

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