Muscat Municipality has begun work on several beautification projects as part of its plans to boost services across the Governorate of Muscat.
One of the projects, the Qurm commercial district development project will see construction of concrete protections, a pedestrian bridge connecting the wadi banks and road network upgradation.
Muscat Municipality has also sought solutions to facilitate the movement of traffic in the Qurm commercial district. The municipality is implementing a project to boost network of roads and intersections in the area.
The project aims to find solutions for Qurm intersection users and includes expanding the flyover on both sides to ensure smooth movement of traffic coming from Wattayah and heading towards Muscat airport.
It also includes the development of the Saih al Maleh roundabout by converting it into a signal-based intersection.
The project includes extending the road behind The Sultan Center till the Wattayah intersection, in addition to expanding the existing road linking the Qurm and Saih al Maleh intersections by adding a new lane.
Eng Sultan bin Hamdoon al Harthy, chairman of Muscat Municipality said that the municipality began work to implement a slew of new development and service projects earlier this year.
“The ministry started work after finalising engineering designs and drawings of these projects to develop the city in different areas,” he said.
Eng Harthy said that the Muttrah fish market project, which will be like a cultural centre and a tourist destination in Muscat is progressing well. “Work on the Muscat Square project in Al Khuwayr will also start soon.
"These projects are expected to meet needs and aspirations of residents and visitors by utilising public spaces in a big way.”
Engh Harthy said that the projects have been spread evenly across the Governorate of Muscat to allow residents to enjoy high quality services close to their home areas.
Moreover, work on the first phase of the 3km long Seeb waterfront project has begun. The project is considered one of the most important tourist and recreational projects in the Governorate of Muscat. The project aims to showcase the region as a recreational destination for residents and visitors.
Meanwhile, the directorate general for transport of Muscat Municipality has introduced a number of vehicles and equipment to support its various units and directorates, including 11 buses with passenger capacities up to 25, nine buses with passenger capacities up to 30, 89 four wheel vehicles, 29 pickup vehicles, six irrigation water tanks, 12 locomotives to transport waste, ten trucks, and three motorcycles.