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Consortium named to deliver Greater Muscat Structure Plan

The project will underpin the Oman National Spatial Strategy and its vision, focusing on strengthening and promoting sustainable design in the urban environment.
The project will underpin the Oman National Spatial Strategy and its vision, focusing on strengthening and promoting sustainable design in the urban environment.

Well-known global multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy services firm Cundall has announced that it has been tapped to support the development of the Greater Muscat Structure Plan on behalf of the Omani Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning.


“We are thrilled to be part of the consortium that will deliver the Greater Muscat Structure Plan and proud to be working alongside the multidisciplinary team led by F&M Middle East and Broadway Malyan,” the MENA official of the worldwide company said in a press statement.


The aim of the project is to provide a more focused spatial development strategy for the 1,360km2 metropolitan region. The project will underpin the Oman National Spatial Strategy and its vision, focusing on strengthening and promoting sustainable design in the urban environment.


“The Cundall team will ensure Greater Muscat benefits from an efficient and resilient city-wide utility infrastructure network, with an emphasis on renewable technology and the water lifecycle. We will also develop the overarching sustainable and smart city framework, and analyse flood risk and coastal change while safeguarding the natural environment,” it further noted.


A stakeholder engagement workshop held recently in Muscat was a huge success, with over 100 stakeholders participating from both the public and private sectors, said Cundall. The session included discussions on designing for flooding, enabling reduction of vulnerability and acting on emergencies related to the risks identified.


“This is a fantastic opportunity for Oman to demonstrate their desire to plan for future generations on a regional and global stage through urban planning. We are proud to be a part of their future and contributing our expertise into this plan,” said Lee French, Cundall Partner and Operations Director MENA.


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