Calls to relocate Wadi Kabir Industrial Area

SourceTimes of Oman

Muscat: Plans to make Wadi Kabir Industrial Area safer for businesses and the surrounding residents are being drawn up. To make sure fires like the massive blaze which spread through large parts of the area do not take place again, members of the Majlis Al Shura and Municipal Council of Muscat came up with ideas to improve safety standards in establishments operating in the area. Meanwhile, the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) has also decided to undertake a study to devise ways to prevent such fires in the future, and make sure they can be contained before they cause more damage by spreading to nearby residential areas. "Oman is not the country it was 20 years ago," said Hamoud Al Yahya'ai, the Chairman of the Services and Social Development Committee of the Majlis Al Shura, who is in favour of relocating the facilities there to a safer location, away from highly populated areas.

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