Several municipal and water projects under way in South Al Sharqiyah

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources is currently carrying out a number of service projects in most wilayats of South Al Sharqiyah Governorate as part of the municipal and water projects undertaken by the ministry and aimed at developing the Omani urban centres and improving the services rendered to the citizens. Among the projects under implementation are: development and beautification of the gateways and other areas, pavement and lighting of internal roads in a number of wilayats of the governorate.
Also, as part of its water conservation efforts, the ministry oversees the construction of the Wadi Al Filaij Dam. So far four hydraulic-powered floodgates have already been installed and a group of workers received training on how to operate them. The municipality of Al Kamil W’al Wafi has recently shut down a drinking water factory which failed to comply by the health and safety standards applied by the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources and destroyed 8,160 packets of drinking water after testing a sample of the water which turned out to be unfit for human consumption.