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Madayn signs agreement for RO16mn workforce township

5 Jan 2022 Madayn signs agreement for RO16mn workforce township By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn), represented by Sur Industrial City, has signed a usufruct agreement with Bisham Real Estate Company to establish an integrated workforce township in Sur Industrial City at a value touching RO16mn.

The project, which will be developed on an area exceeding 180,000 sqm, will be divided into three categories, each with its distinctive standards and specifications, according to a press statement issued by Madayn.

In addition to a variety of accommodation options, the project will also include other services such as gyms and a shopping centre. Phase one of the project is expected to be completed within 36 months, and will accommodate 5,600 workers. Moreover, the project will provide 300 direct job opportunities.

Madayn is implementing several vital projects in Sur Industrial City as work is underway in executing infrastructure development project at a total value of more than RO12mn, which will be completed by the beginning of the second half of 2022.

This project aims at providing necessary infrastructure to meet the needs of the current investors and attract new local and foreign investments. The project includes construction of 17km length of water network, 14km of sewage network, 10.6km of road network, 6.8km of water drainage channels, two wastewater storage tanks with a total capacity of 1230 cubic metres, and water tanks.

Additionally, Madayn has floated a tender for pre-qualification of consulting companies, and offers have been received from 18 companies. The analysis and evaluation process of these offers is underway and it is hoped that the project will be completed during the second half of 2022.

The project aims at updating the masterplan of the industrial city including identifying suitable locations for heavy industries, service paths, and locations for infrastructure facilities, in addition to conducting hydrological study for wadi paths, identifying their size and drainage and protection schemes, and creating additional leasable areas.

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