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Yiti project for 2007 weather victims ready for occupation
October 08, 2013 , 9 : 32 am GST
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The compound area for each unit of villa is about 600 square metres while the covered floor area embraces 250 square metres.Photo – Supplied
The residential villas project in Yiti, planned as a permanent accommodation for the relocated residents of Yiti village after their houses were devastated by flash floods caused by the unusual weather conditions that had hit the coastal areas of Oman in June 2007, is now complete.
The project is now ready for occupancy and for handing over to the Muscat Municipality.
Hasan Juma Backer Trading & Contracting Co. LLC which undertook this project to construct a township consisting of 190 residential villas at the Al Hisn Heights in Yiti will go a long way in meeting the needs of the villagers.
Costing over OMR16 million, the project is spread over four square kilometres area. The compound area for each unit of villa is about 600 square metres while the covered floor area embraces 250 square metres. Designed by Mashhoor Engineering Consultancy LLC, each villa comes with a ground floor consisting of a majlis, a living room, a kitchen and two bedrooms with attached toilets while the first floor consists of two bedrooms with attached toilets and an open terrace area.
Six toilets have been provided in each villa, four on the ground floor and two on the first floor. All the rooms are provided with an air-conditioning system.
A covered car parking, a courtyard, a main gate and a personal gate are provided as external amenities. In a nut shell, the villas are perfect dwelling units for Omani families.
A spokesman of Hasan Juma Backer Trading & Contracting Co. LLC said that they encountered many challenges during the construction. He said, "The project location being in a remote pocket and on the top of the hills, the accessibility to the site was very tough.
The approach roads were made motorable by widening, applying gradient corrections and grading the existing roads. Even after improving the approach road, hauling bulk materials was an unending and unrelenting task."
He further said, "We encountered hard rock ground. Over forty rock breakers were pressed into service for levelling the plot site and excavating the foundations. Due to the road conditions, concrete batching plant had to be installed at the site. Further, a concrete block making plant was also installed at the site to prevent breakages and chipping of blocks during transport."
It was a great challenge for Hasan Juma Backer Trading & Contracting Co., a local Omani company that executed this challenging project. The spokesman further said that the project is now ready for occupation.
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