Ministry implements project of aflaj data documentation

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources has carried out the implementation of the project of aflaj data documentation. This is as per its endeavour to ease the services and procedures in both the municipal and water sectors. Through this project, the ministry establishes an electronic record for each falaj contains technical reports, falaj specifications, falaj maintenance data, and the spent amounts. 965507In addition, the record includes the constructional and water status of the falaj, maps showing tracks and the affected parts of the falaj. The estimated number of files to be logged and documented in the electronic program is around 4,112 files, covering all the three types of (live and dead) aflaj of the Sultanate; Dawoudi, Aini and Gaili.
The project aims to achieve easy access of specialists to each falaj data through the World Wide Web, without the need to use the papers or handling falaj file. It will also contribute to shorten the time required to deal with aflaj application, follow-up and evaluate their maintenance. The project phases consist of the assorting process, then documents imaging using scanners connected to computers, and saving attachments. Followed by logging of required data according to specific fields in each window. Finally, auditing is implemented to ensure data accuracy.