This was revealed during a seminar conducted by Haya Water on Tuesday to present the initial findings of the master plan pertaining to the wastewater projects at all regional governorates that come under Haya Water’s scope of work from 2018-45.
The event was attended by concerned stakeholders from both government and private organisations, and it aimed to examine the results and exchange feedback. Sulieman bin Khamis al Qasmi, general manager, Assets Management, Haya Water, said that the company started working on the plan since the government transferred the wastewater assets from the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resourses in all governorates except in Dhofar to Haya Water in mid 2014.
The construction of the sewage plants has been scheduled in various stages depending on the environmental, health, social and economic factors.
“In the first phase, around 21 stations will be built with a total capacity varying from 10,000m3 to 85,000m3. The phase 1 will cover around 70 per cent of the nine governorates’ population.
“In the second phase, the 65 stations to be established will be with medium capacity, which will cover around 17 per cent of the population with a capacity of 930m3 per day. The sewage plants are expected to produce about 370 tonnes of sludge per year from these stations,” Qasmi said.
The length of the main networks is planned to reach 2,765km and the sub-networks to reach 31,350km. The networks will cover 86 urban areas with a population of 4.1mn by the year 2045. Moreover, around 755,000 units will be connected to the networks.
Regarding the financial cost, Qasmi said that the implementation of the master plan will require RO6bn. “One of the strategic plan is to welcome partnership with private sector that will invest in projects.”