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Haejo signs deal for Oman’s artificial coral reef

MUSCAT, January 21, 2021

Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MoAFWR) has signed an agreement with Haejo Engineering and Contracting Company for the second stage of the artificial coral reef project in the Wilayat of Sur.

The agreement includes designing, manufacturing and unloading artificial reef modules in the Wilayat of Sur, as well as following up the results of their deployment in the marine environment, at a total cost of RO90,000 ($233,000), reported Oman News Agency (ONA).

The project is funded by the Oman-India Fertiliser Company. The project is part of the strategic plans to develop the fisheries sector. The ministry aims to enhance fish stocks and biological diversity in the Sultanate's waters in a manner that ensures the sustainability and prosperity of natural fisheries.

The project will be monitored by surveying and diving operations to ensure that modules are fit and free from breakage or damage.

The agreement was signed by Yaqoub Khalfan Al Busaidi, MoAFWR Undersecretary for Fisheries and Haejo General Manager.



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