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OCE, Al Madina ink agreement to develop Al Khuwair Natural Reserve

OCE, Al Madina ink agreement to create Al Khuwair Natural Reserve

The project is the very first collaboration of its type among the private and public sectors focused on building nature reserves and advertising eco-tourism. It will open its doors to guests in 2021 and be an ecological location to study nearby wildlife, in addition to serving as a diverse economical and recreational location highlighting Oman’s organic treasures. The initial price of the project is about RO20mn.

The MoU was signed by Hussain bin Ali al Abdulatif, advisor at Diwan of Royal Court and acting secretary common of Royal Court, representing the OCE, and Eng Abdulrahman Awadh Barham, CEO of Al Madina Real Estate Company.

The signing ceremony was held in the presence of Yasser bin Obaid al Salami, director common of OCE, Hassan Jaboub, CEO of Tilal Development Company, and other senior management employees members of the Diwan of Royal Court and Al Madina Group.

The MoU states that Al Madina Real Estate Company will create the reserve covering an location of 300,000sq m and prepare it to get guests from Oman and abroad.

It will do so via the implementation of numerous green places, walkways and the introduction of a quantity of electric automobiles for guests to use. In addition, it will set up signposts and explanatory photos all more than the reserve in addition to a quantity of particular telescopes to allow guests to observe wildlife. Additionally, Al Madina Real Estate Company will establish an ecological mall on a 24,000sq m plot that extends into the reservation. It will function a design and style that requires into consideration the environmental objectives of the project. This mall will be connected to Muscat Grand Mall by way of an overhead bridge, permitting guests to move freely among the malls.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Abdulatif mentioned, “The signing of the MoU with our private sector partner Al Madina Real Estate Company comes as part of our ongoing efforts to protect and maintain local wildlife, develop natural reserves and incorporate it into the local economy.”

Eng Barham mentioned, “We aim at contributing towards the development goals of the sultanate by drafting a general plan for the region that allows everyone to enjoy their visit while learning about the ecological history of the country and also enjoy the shopping and entertainment offered by one of the leading malls in the sultanate.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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