Muscat: The Sultanate's leading tourism-related development, hospitality management and investment company, Omran announced that it has passed the 60 per cent construction mark of its 2,000 metre hilltop luxury project, the Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort.
Set to open its doors in December 2013, the project is currently eight per cent ahead of schedule. Nasser Al Maqbali, Chief Operating Officer at Omran expressed his delight on the progress achieved on the project to date. He said that the Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort is set to become a pinnacle in the Sultanate's budding tourism sector and is expected to attract local, regional and international visitors.
Commenting on the progress, Al Maqbali said, "The planned construction of the Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort for this period was to complete 51.73 per cent. Today, we have successfully passed this target thanks to the efforts and dedication of our staff and contractors."
"The project has been awarded a 90 day extension for a variation order for constructing an additional building that was not part of the preliminary design, however, we will only use this extension if absolutely necessary," he added.
With the majority of raw materials being sourced directly from local suppliers wherever possible, the Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort has demonstrated Omran's commitment to building projects that have a direct economic return on the local community.
Omran has also made many of its machinery and equipment at the disposal of the Al Jabal Al Akhdar residents to utilize whenever required.
The Alila Resort is being built to meet the globally recognised LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) programme. LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.