Between 2017 and 2045, Haya Water estimated that a total of OMR5.1 billion ($13.3 billion) of investment would be required in Omani wastewater handling infrastructure. Private sector finance will play a key part in the roll-out of process plants, collection and distribution networks. While facing challenges resulting from economic instabilities and the COVID 19 Pandemic, efforts by the national wastewater authority, Haya Water, to procure sewage treatment assets using privately financed contract models are still ongoing.
Combined with economic strategies for diversification and development of further industrial zones, there will also be significant opportunities for upgrading, expanding and developing new wastewater and water reuse infrastructure for the industrial sector.
Suleiman Khamis Al Qasmi, Acting Chief Executive Officer & General Manager, Haya Water and Abdullah Al Hashimi, Project Director, Marafiq share the latest developments and opportunities.