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Flooding remains big issue for Oman

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
Dr Aisha Mufti Al Qurashi, an adviser at the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, at the first annual drainage rehabilitation and flood control conference, which opened at Golden Tulip Seeb Hotel on Monday. Photo – Supplied
Gonu was a lesson for officials who ought to be careful while making project plans and issuing permits

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Oman news briefs September 3
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