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Despite COVID-19 challenges Khazaen aims to finish phase 1 by end of third quarter

15 Apr 2020

Despite the current circumstances in Oman and the world arising from the outbreak of COVID-19, Khazaen Economic City (KEC) said it is on target with the first package of infrastructure work to be completed by the third quarter of this year. 

The development work on Khazaen Economic City, the sultanate’s first integrated city based on the public-private-partnership (PPP) model, is progressing well, according to tweets posted by KEC.

In a tweet posted on its official tweeter handle, KEC said, ‘Despite the conditions in the sultanate and the world as a result of the spread of the coronavirus, infrastructure work is progressing well.’

KEC said currently the work on laying the basic infrastructure such as roads, pipelines and other such things are progressing at a steady pace and signs of development on the project have started to gradually emerge.

‘To reduce the impact of the pandemic on the workflow, we coordinated with the main contractor by making critical and rapid decisions to change some suppliers to avoid delays in the manufacturing and supply of materials, and we also took precautionary measures to reduce the risk of infection on the site,’ KEC said in another tweet.

KEC also announced that it would soon make 3mn sq m of open space available for investors to develop projects related to logistics sector such as warehouses, transportation facilities and container handling cranes.

The city is being developed as the country’s largest integrated economic city, spread over an area of 51.6mn sq m at Barka in South Batinah governorate.

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