Oman’s Sohar signs environmental deal with be’ah

Sohar agreementOman’s Environmental Services Holding Company, be’ah, recently signed a deal with Sohar to roll out a waste management project, closely located to the leased-out first phase of the Sohar Freezone

The new facility, which is to be located on a 240-hectare site, will be equipped with the large quantities of waste created annually by the country’s industrial sector, mainly from Sohar which is one of the regions key industrial hubs.

“Excellent road connectivity in Sohar, as well as future rail links with other industrial hubs in the region, were some of the main factors for locating the treatment plant here,” said Jamal Aziz, Sohar Freezone CEO.

The new centre will treat and process waste with maximum safety in accordance with industrial standards. The metals cluster in Sohar creates solid waste or slag, and Aziz is excited about one spinoff from the new facilities.

“Soon we will be able to recycle industrial slag from our iron and steel production, and use it as aggregate for the new roads we’re building in our Freezone — the technology is world-class and although the initial quantities are small, this will be a significant milestone for our environmental management programme in Sohar.”

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