Muscat – Efforts are continuing across cyclone-affected areas in North and South Batinah with authorities and individuals working around the clock to make sure relief and aid reach flood victims.
The Royal Court Affairs (RCA), represented by its Volunteer Services Camp, received a convoy carrying aid sent by the Ahad Foundation on Saturday.
‘The Volunteer Services Camp of the Royal Court Affairs in Seih al Rahmat in the wilayat of Suwaiq and Al Rahmat Square in the wilayat of Khabourah received a relief convoy sent by Ahad Foundation to support the affected families in the two wilayats,’ a statement said.
On Sunday morning, additional manpower from Royal Oman Police’s Special Task Force unit in Rustaq was sent to support the relief efforts. ‘The dispatch of this cadre is part of the Royal Oman Police’s support efforts for recovery from the tropical situation and ensure continuity in relief efforts,’ ROP stated.
It continues to deploy its personnel to maintain law and order, organise and guide volunteers, and direct traffic of heavy vehicles and helicopters transporting supplies.
Meanwhile, over 90 per cent of work to restore electricity supply in the governorates of North and South Batinah has been completed, according to National Committee for Emergency Management (NCEM).
‘Subscribers are requested to contact call centres of the relevant electricity company if they have queries or complaints of electrical faults in their property,’ NCEM stated.
The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology is building a temporary asphalt diversion to divert traffic from a damaged section of the main road in Batinah in the Bidaya area of Suwaiq.
The quick response of the government, which helped reduce damages and alleviate suffering caused by the cyclone, has won accolades from officials and citizens alike.
“The damage is great and the destruction in affected areas is obvious but the efforts for a quick recovery is commendable,” said H E Sultan bin Salem al Habsi, Minister of Finance.