Muscat – The Governorate of Dhahirah has planned 15 projects in 2023–24 to achieve the objectives of Oman Vision 2040, stimulate the economy and create recreational facilities.
An official of the governorate said, “The plans include construction of walkways in the niyabat of Hamra al Drooa and Al Nahda in the wilayat of Ibri, and an integrated station on the Empty Quarter Road.”
According to the official, Dhahirah is continuing work to implement digital transformation projects, including an electronic portal, electronic inventory services, simplification of procedures, and geographic information systems.
“A commercial area will be developed in the wilayat of Dhank, a municipal market and roundabouts in Ibri, and a youth village in Celebrations Square also in Ibri.”
Projects lined up in Ibri include construction of Ibri Public Park, developing the area surrounding Ibri Fort, and implementation of Phase 1 of the public street in Ibri – from Al Qurain roundabout to the Dhahirah Governorate Police Command, the official added. Plans are also being finalised to hold tourist and cultural festivals in all wilayats of the governorate.
Elaborating on the road projects, he said, “Approximately 100km of internal roads in various wilayats will be paved and Phase 2 of a project to replace street lighting with LED bulbs will be implemented.”
A dedicated motor sports area for drifting in Ibri is also on the anvil.
According to Governor Najeeb Ali Ahmad al Rawas, Dhahirah aims to achieve the objectives of the Governorate Development Programme, which has received the attention of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik.
His Majesty the Sultan raised the Governorate Development Programme allocation from RO10mn to RO20mn for each governorate for the current Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) starting from 2022.