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MHUP unveils Greater Muscat Structure Plan

8 Jun 2024 Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning unveils Greater Muscat Structure Plan By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning (MHUP) unveiled the Greater Muscat Structure Plan to a select group of 40 invited guests, including business owners, entrepreneurs and artists, last week.

The presentation served as a platform to gather valuable inputs from key stakeholders in the community on the master plan.

A ministry statement said, ‘A discussion session on Greater Muscat was organised to bring together a group of talented photographers and painters along with business owners and entrepreneurs.’

The master plan, outlining the future development and urban planning strategy for the Greater Muscat area, was shared to ensure that the perspectives and insights of the business community and others are duly considered in the planning process, it added.

Spanning from Yiti to Barka, the master plan aims to steer sustainable and resilient urban development, fostering economic growth, enhancing infrastructure and preserving the natural environment.

Additionally, MHUP conducted a workshop on a structural plan for the wilayat of Rustaq.

Presided over by Masoud bin Saeed al Hashemi, Governor of South Batinah, and attended by walis and representatives of both public and private sector entities, the workshop focused on the strategic development of Rustaq.

Jamal Abdullah al Mahrouqi, Director of Department of Housing and Urban Planning in Rustaq, highlighted the fact that the plan is one of the outcomes of the urban strategy to provide an integrated development plan for Rustaq city.

He further added that the plan aims to position Rustaq as a significant administrative centre for  South Batinah. Covering an area of 61sqkm and designed to accommodate more than 51,000 people, the plan prioritises the development of a diversified economy with private sector participation, focusing on activities such as tourism, agriculture and education.

Key aspects of the plan include strategies for investment and economic development, spatial and landscape development, social development, infrastructure, environmental management and adaptation to climate change.

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