Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has initiated the tender process for a potable water scheme at the Wadi Dayqah.
OPWP wants to harness surface water resources to support the agriculture industry in the wilayat of Qurayat, reports The Oman Observer.
“The dam will contribute to the development of agriculture in the wilayat of Qurayat due to the availability of a cost-effective, sustainable, and quality water supply, which will increase agricultural economic return, thus leading to the development of this sector in the Sultanate,” a report from Oman’s Supreme Council for Planning stated.
“The development of agriculture will lead to agricultural products diversification and build a new generation of farmers who use modern irrigation techniques, turning agriculture into a stable and profitable source of income.
“The dam will also reduce the impact of droughts.”
The independent water project (IWP) is the first of its kind in the treatment of surface water resources in the Sultanate, and is expected to be operational by October 2022.
The IWP plant will have a net production capacity of 27.5million imperial gallons per day when fully operational, with around 9.2 MIGD on stream by April 2022.