OMR2.5 Million Breakwater Project In Musandam Governorate Nearly Complete

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Construction work is ongoing on the OMR2.5 million breakwater project in the villages of Ghamdha and Al Jeri in the Wilayat of Bukha in Musandam Governorate. The progress of the project has now reached 80 percent completion.

Khalifa bin Ali Al Shehhi, the Director of the Fisheries Wealth Department at the General Directorate of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources in Musandam Governorate, highlighted that the purpose of constructing breakwaters in the villages of Ghamdha and Al Jeri is to combat sand accumulation caused by water currents and shield boats from high waves. Additionally, the project aims to enhance fish landing operations, creating a conducive environment for fishermen to carry out their profession.

Al Shehhi elaborated on the project components, which include primary and secondary breakwaters, sheds, warehouses, boat slips, a small boat docking area, and other necessary service facilities to support the fisheries sector in the two regions.

Providing specific details, Al Shehhi mentioned that the main sea breakwater in the Ghamdha area spans 203 meters, the secondary breakwater is 67 meters long, and the port basin covers an area of 12,155 square meters. In the Al Jeri area, the main sea breakwater measures 124 meters, the secondary breakwater is 41 meters, and the port basin area is 3,173 square meters.

The project is anticipated to be finalized in the first half of this year, benefiting Omani fishermen by improving facilities and revamping fish landing sites. This initiative is expected to yield direct and indirect economic and social advantages, bolster the national economy, and increase the fish sector's contribution to the gross domestic product.

 

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