Muscat – Dakhiliyah governorate is currently witnessing the implementation of various service projects at a total cost of RO18mn as part of the development programmes for governorates.
The projects aim to stimulate the commercial and tourism movements and create entertainment spaces for families in all the wilayats of the governorate.
Hilal bin Saeed al Hajri, Governor of Dakhiliyah, said, “We have recently signed many agreements to implement 55 projects worth over RO18mn. The projects include paving of internal roads, construction of parking lots in tourist areas, lighting, and enhancing services and beautification facilities.”
Development of the entrance to the wilayat of Nizwa, improvement and establishment of markets, parks and municipal slaughterhouses are also part of the ongoing programme, the governor added.
Separately, the governorate has taken up projects to enhance services, create jobs, strengthen the role of small and medium enterprises, besides advancing the governorate’s economy.
According to Hajri, the governorate has completed the implementation of internal road maintenance projects in the wilayats of Izki, Samail and Manah, and work is underway to repair cracks on damaged roads in different parts of the wilayats of Nizwa and Al Hamra.
“Work is underway to construct a road and parking spaces for the Nizwa municipality slaughterhouse. The road would be 700m long, while the parking lot will be built on an area of 10,000sqm.”
Hajri pointed out that the wilayat of Bahla witnessed the implementation of a number of projects, including the paving of 31km of internal roads (the second package) distributed among various regions, with a completion rate of 15 per cent.
“Work is also underway for the construction of parking lots in the Misfat al Abriyeen area, and a commercial area in Al Alam in the wilayat of Izki, with a completion rate of 60 per cent. Work is underway also for the construction of waiting areas for taxi drivers and passengers in the wilayats of Samail, Izki, Bidbid, Bahla, and Al Hamra.”
The governorate is also running outlets for selling local products in Jabal Akhdar.
The governorate will witness implementation of many more projects, such as construction of commercial area in Tanuf; 1.3km long road for the Samail municipality slaughterhouse; a vegetable and fruit market and commercial area in Al Touq in the wilayat of Izki.
“The wilayat of Al Hamra will witness the construction of a municipal slaughterhouse; internal roads (the second package); a walkway; a place for prayer and toilets in some tourist sites in the wilayat of Jabal Akhdar.
“The governorate will also establish a market for artisans in Al Madrah in the wilayat of Samail, and another in Fanja in the wilayat of Bidbid, in addition to a project to re-plan the internal roads in various wilayats of the governorate,” Hajri informed.