The government of Oman is on course to award a contract for the development of a $2.84bn wastewater project in Oman.

The project is being developed by Oman Wastewater Services Company (Haya Water) whose original remit as the water reuse utility of Muscat governorate has been expanded to cover wastewater collection and treatment, as well as treated effluent distribution, across the sultanate, with the exception of Dhofar governorate.

A report said that several leading local and international consultancy firms are in the race for the big wastewater project.

The selected consultant will be required to develop a detailed master-plan, complete with a capital investment programme, covering a 25-year horizon, according to Trade Arabia.

In addition, the consultant will review reports and strategies of various ministries, notably the Ministry of Tourism, Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), and the Supreme Council for Planning.