MUSCAT: Experiments were carried out in Muscat Governorate on Tuesday as the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the telecom services providers Ooredoo and Omantel, resumed experiments to activate an early-warning system in coastal areas via mobile phone.
Several Muscat residents confirmed to the Observer receiving the trial 'alert ' on their mobile around 10 am on Tuesday.
The first-of-its-kind service in the Sultanate of Oman in accordance with the scheduled timeline has been carried out in the coastal wilayats of the South al Sharqiyah and Al Wusta governorates.
It will be carried out in Dhofar Governorate on Wednesday.
The service provides several features including broadcasting instructions and a number of awareness messages to alert of catastrophes such as hurricanes, tsunamis, heavy rains, strong winds, and poor horizontal vision in four languages: Arabic, English, Hindi, and Urdu.