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Imdaad Al Batinah plays vital role as cyclone clean-up efforts continue
Imdaad Al Batinah
Imdaad Al Batinah

MUSCAT: Imdaad Al Batinah, a leading waste management services provider in Oman, is playing a major part in ongoing clean-up operations in the aftermath of Cyclone Shaheen in the Sultanate.


The company has mobilised personnel and equipment in support of efforts to assist communities affected by the storm, which caused extensive damage to homes and infrastructure across the country’s Batinah region.


Imdaad Al Batinah, which provides municipal waste collection for the government of Oman, is based within one of the most badly affected areas. Despite the challenges posed by the storm at its facilities and labour accommodation in the city of Khabourah, the company was quick to lend support to local relief and clean-up efforts in the aftermath of the extreme weather event.


Since Cyclone Shaheen hit the north of the Sultanate between October 2,3, there has been a huge requirement for emergency cleaning operations across Oman.


In addition to its scheduled waste collection operations, Imdaad Al Batinah has been lending support to the authorities through the provision of specialist equipment and highly trained personnel to cope with the surge in demand.


The company succeeded in sourcing and mobilising an extra 50 pieces of equipment in the days following the storm, including 37 CBM tippers and 13 construction loaders. A further 40 vehicles are set to be brought in as the scope of cleaning continues to increase, together with an additional 200 personnel.


Imdaad Al Batinah was launched in 2017 to provide collection, transportation, and treatment services for municipal solid waste for the Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (OESHCO), also known as be’ah.


The groundbreaking project represents the biggest privatization of waste management services in the region and encompasses both the North Al Batinah and Musandam Governorates with a total population of 800,000 spread across a combined area of 14,300 km2.


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