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Haya Water to handle all wastewater assets in Oman



Muscat: Haya Water has announced the approval of the Council of Ministers to transfer and assign all the wastewater assets and projects in the Sultanate to Haya Water. The company is working on a comprehensive and integrated plan to implement the instructions of the government in this regard.

In a statement, Hussein bin Hassan Abdul Hussein, CEO of Haya Water, said that the company will sign an agreement with the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources at the end of this month to take over all the wastewater assets and projects in the Sultanate.

The statement stated that several wastewater stations and projects in the wilayats were inspected to assess the needs of these stations and to develop plans for the management.

He added that the company will manage the assets of the 63 wastewater stations in various governorates.
Hussein said that the company management of the networks and the stations would continue till 2015, following which the assets would be transferred to Haya Water.

The company would develop a master plan for the next year for all the governorates of the Sultanate, he said, in the statement.

The CEO reviewed the latest developments of the wastewater projects implemented by the company in the Governorate of Muscat, the future plans of the government, and the future vision about the exploitation of wastewater.

Hussein pointed out that Omanisation in the company had reached 82 per cent and that the company plans to raise the percentage to 90 per cent by 2017.

He added that the company sought to achieve the objectives of the programme of water reuse project in accordance with the schedule, taking into account the construction boom and rapid population growth in Muscat, and also covering the other governorates.

He explained that according to the plan, Haya Water will provide the wastewater service to 80 per cent of the wilayat of Muscat by 2020.

Juma Al Lawati, acting director general of Asset Management, presented the masterplan of the company and its details for 2013. The masterplan is likely to be approved by the Ministry of Finance soon.

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