EFFICIENCY GOALS: Oman Continues SOE Mergers in Water and Wastewater Infastructure

Posted on 06/02/2021

The Oman Investment Authority (OIA) will oversee two new entities that are under the Nama Group. The Nama Group S.A.O.C is the holding company of state-owned power and water utilities and service providers. OIA oversees the Nama Group, which oversees two new unit entities called the Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC) and Dhofar Integrated Services Company (DISC).

Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company was formed the the merger of Diam, hitherto the sole distributor of potable water services across Oman (with the exception of Dhofar Governorate), and Haya Water, the sole entity responsible for wastewater management in Oman (with the exception of Dhofar Governorate).

Dhofar Integrated Services Company is now in charge of potable water distribution and wastewater management in Dhofar Governorate. Dhofar Integrated Services Company has been created out of the merger of three existing entities: Dhofar Power Company, Directorate General of Water – Dhofar, and Salalah Sanitary & Drainage Services.

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