Oman’s wastewater company Haya Water is planning to invest RO1.2bn ($3.1bn) on improving the country’s wastewater network up until 2022, the International Water Summit was told.

Speaking at the event in Abu Dhabi on 20 January, Said al-Asmi, general manager of projects for Haya Water, said that the investment was required to improve the country’s sewage connection rate and also make progress with treated sewage effluent (TSE) reuse schemes.

Said al-Asmi said that Haya Water was also planning a number of additional projects outside the Muscat governorate, the area for which it was created to provide services for in 2002. Haya Water was given the mandate to build, own and operate the Muscat wastewater project under a 30-year concession, which started on 1 January 2006.

In June 2014, it was made responsible for wastewater across the sultanate.

Al-Asmi said that for the projects outside Muscat, the Nizwa-Jabal Akhdar sewage treatment plant (STP) was under construction, while a planned STP in Liwa, Batinah North region, and two planned STPs in Musandam were in the tendering stage.