Restoration work at Khabourah Fort to be over in Q3: MoHC

Muscat - 

Restoration work at the Khabourah Fort is expected to be over by the third quarter of this year, according to the Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MoHC). The ministry, represented by the Directorate General of Archaeology and Museums, is undertaking the restoration work.

The internal and external walls and other facilities have been affected by salinity and humidity due to the fort’s location near the Sea of Oman.

Eng Suleiman bin Hamad al Subhi, director of the Department of Restoration and Maintenance, MoHC said that restoration work began on December 14, 2014 and is expected to be over in the third quarter of this year.

He adding that a specialised firm in the field of restoration, under the supervision of the Department of Restoration and Maintenance, is carrying out the work at a total cost of RO170,000. Eng Subhi said that restoration includes renovation of the upper rooms, the round and square towers, storage areas and public utilities and internal and external walls.

Khabourah Fort is considered one of the historic sites in North Batinah and will emerge as an important tourist site.

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