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Muscat Municipality will tender stormwater management project

  • Muscat Municipality will tender stormwater management project
  • Muscat Municipality has invited bids to design and construct a robust drainage system covering key areas in the governorate.
  • A comprehensive programme will be devised for executing drainage works across various Wilayats.

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Oman’s capital city Muscat has plans to combat flooding and water stagnation issues plaguing the Muscat Governorate during heavy rains. In a bid to address the longstanding problem, Muscat Municipality has invited bids to design and construct a robust drainage system covering key areas in the governorate, informs Zawya.

The ambitious project targets the Wilayats of al Amerat, Seeb, Bausher, Muscat, Muttrah, and Quriyat, areas affected by flooding incidents. Recent statistics reveal that approximately 45 percent of the capital's locales face flood risks from wadis, with an additional 20 per cent susceptible to coastal floods.

The Greater Muscat masterplan emphasizes the importance of identifying high-risk zones and implementing preemptive measures to safeguard local communities. This includes ensuring easy access to medical facilities and establishing safety zones.

Urban planners should anticipate heavy rainfall patterns associated with low-pressure systems, notably those originating from the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, as per the National Strategy for Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change for the Sultanate of Oman (2020-2040).

Interested contractors have until March 18 to submit their bids. Upon contract award, a comprehensive programme will be devised for executing drainage works across various Wilayats.

To address emergency situations promptly, an on-call service to address drainage issues during rains will operate 24/7. Each Wilayat will benefit from a dedicated work team tasked with constructing stormwater drainage networks, unlined/lined ditches, pipe/box culverts, rigid pavement, slope protection, wadi channelization, reinstatement works and utilities protection/relocation, etc.

The selected contractor must adhere to the standards outlined in the tender documents, ensuring compliance with Oman Highway Design Standards and other relevant specifications. With a commitment to expedited delivery, works will commence simultaneously across multiple locations, aiming to mitigate flood risks and enhance resilience in Muscat Governorate.

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