Tag: Oman

    Five winning projects of the Biodiversity Ideathon in Oman announced

    The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and the Environment Authority announced on September 29 the five winning projects in the 2021 Biodiversity Ideathon, Times of Oman reports. The projects varied between smart farming and production systems, artificial intelligence (AI) applications, modern irrigation systems, organic fertilizer products, pesticides, organic control, and organic cleaning and […]

    Bidiyah mosque goes green with solar power panels
    19 Oct 2021

    A mosque in Bidiyah in North Sharqiyah has been fitted with solar panels as part of efforts to switch several places of worship to renewable and sustainable sources of energy, Times of Oman reports. The Obaid bin Saeed Al Hajri Mosque is the first in the Sharqiyah region and the second in Oman on which […]

    Gulf states show ‘limited’ progress kicking oil & gas dependency
    18 Oct 2021

    The latest report from credit ratings agency Moody’s found that despite ambitions to diversify Gulf economies away from fossil fuels, the results have been ‘limited’ and efforts will be constrained by lower oil prices, Al Jazeera states. The clock is ticking for Gulf economies to end their overreliance on fossil fuels, as more countries around […]

    Oman bans import of wild deer

    Granting permits to import wild deer of all kinds have been suspended from October 12, 2021, until further notice, said the Environment Authority. “The Environment Authority announced the suspension of granting permits to import wild deers of all kinds until further notice. The authority takes this procedure for environmental considerations related to the asssment of […]

    Best efforts to rescue whale shark beached in Oman come to naught

    Despite the best efforts of civilians and government agencies, a whale shark that was beached by a village near Sohar could not be saved, Times of Oman reports. The whale was discovered by Sohar citizen Abdullah Al Neyadi, who said he was taking a walk by the beach near the village of Majaz Al Kubra […]

    The pact signed for new 100MW solar PV farm in Oman
    17 Oct 2021

    The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn), along with Mubadrah and Solar Wadi signed on October 12 an agreement covering the establishment of a 100MW solar PV farm in Suhar Industrial City to be operational in 2022, Oman Observer states. The project is part of the overall strategy of Madayn in providing a significant portion […]

    Cyclone damage: Flood-proofing Oman’s infrastructure is key
    16 Oct 2021

    Experts stress importance of making Sultanate’s road and civil infrastructure “resilient” to climate-change impacts, Oman Observer states. As the Omani government sets about taking stock of the significant damage inflicted by Cyclone Shaheen across vast swathes of North and South Al Batinah governorates, there are calls by experts for current and future infrastructure projects to […]

    Oman’s maiden green ammonia project plans firm up
    16 Oct 2021

    US-based global technology firm KBR has announced that it has been selected by India’s ACME Group to provide its breakthrough technology for a green ammonia project to be built in Oman at an estimated cost or $3.5 billion, Oman Observer states. Under the terms of the contract, Houston-based KBR will provide technology license, engineering, proprietary […]

    Scientist uses social media to educate on environmental threats

    Nature is a delicate balance. One that is easily disturbed, and challenging to repair. Wherever there are people, there are challenges to the balance of the natural environment, this is especially true in the current age. As globalization and development continually progress, so too do the threats which face the natural environment. The question of […]

    After cyclone: Royal Oman Police from Sohar, Liwa, join relief and recovery efforts
    14 Oct 2021

    To ensure the continuity of recovery efforts, new divisions of the police Special Task Force in Sohar have joined the work in Suwaiq and Al Khabourah, said the Royal Oman Police, according to Times of Oman. Muscat: Royal Oman Police personnel from Sohar and Liwa have joined their comrades in areas such as Suwaiq and […]