The water infrastructure in the Special Economic Zone in Duqm, in Oman, is set to undergo expansion.
The Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD) has signed an agreement to expand the water network in the economic zone as part of efforts to bring in more investors.
The agreement was signed with Al-Matar Trading and Contracting, the main contractor selected to implement the $6m (OMR2.3m) project.
The project is expected to be completed within a 548-day period, not including 30 days allocated for preparation.
The agreement covers the implementation of water pumping stations, valve chambers, and two water tanks with a capacity of 500m3, as well as the supply and installation of valves and connections to the existing water network, the testing of the pipeline and accessories, and the operation of the pipeline after construction, according to Oman News Agency (ONA).
Aimed at delivering potable water to several sites and investments under construction, the project will consist of pipelines stretching about 17 km.