Muscat Municipality unveils the highest flagpole, 126 meters high, within Al Khuwair Square Project

In cooperation between Muscat Governorate and Jindal Shadeed: Muscat Municipality unveils the highest flagpole, 126 meters high, within Al Khuwair Square Project

Muscat: Muscat Municipality revealed the details of its new project in the Ministries District, which was called (Al Khuwair Square). It will include the highest flagpole in the Sultanate of Oman, at a height of (126 metres). Additionally, many entertainment and sports features.

His Excellency Sayyid Saud bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Muscat governor, and His Excellency Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Humaidi, Muscat Municipality’s head and Mr.Harssha Shetty, CEO of Jindal Shadeed Iron and Steel, part of Jindal Group in Oman, which financed this project attended the meeting.

The project extends over an area of more than 18,000 square meters. In addition to the giant flagpole, it includes a variety of entertainment features. For example, grassy spaces, palm trees, and paths specialized for walking and bicycles. There is also a special outdoor arts and crafts gallery, a skateboarding area and an exercise area. The project was also equipped with public facilities such as bathrooms and parking lots, reach (107) one hundred and seven parking spaces. So, the square will offer a haven for those wishing to stroll and practice outdoor sports. To be a beautiful addition in the heart of the capital city, Muscat.

The flagpole in Al Khuwair Square is considered the highest man-made facility in the history of the Sultanate of Oman. Its height exceeds 40 floors according to buildings’ standards, and it was made of iron using 135 tones of steel. The outer diameter of the pole at the base is 2,800 mm. The diameter at its highest point is 900 mm. The dimensions of the Omani flag are 18 meters long and 31.5 meters wide. The pole was also equipped with a warning lighting system for aircrafts.

His Excellency Sayyid Saud bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Muscat governor, appreciated the done efforts by the public and private sectors to implement this initiative. He explained that this landmark will be a shrine and an outlet for residents in Muscat Governorate and outside. He also points out that it is decided to raise the Omani flag on the new flagpole during the saltunate’s celebrations of the fifty-fourth glorious National Day, Allah Almighty willing”.

For his part, His Excellency Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Humaidi, Muscat Municipality’s head, said: ” What fundamentally distinguishes this project is that it is a role model for cooperation and participatory relationships between the public and private sectors, which both parties’ purposes converge to assist the future vision of the Sultanate of Oman 2040. Al Khuwair Square project was the result of cooperation between Muscat Governorate, represented by Muscat Municipality, and Jindal Shadeed Iron and Steel Company. It is that considered one of the largest iron producers in the region and the world. Thus, it is a pioneering sample for unifying efforts in initiatives that have a clear impact at various fields”.

In turn, Mr.Harssha Shetty, CEO of Jindal Shadeed Iron and Steel, stated: “We are proud to partner with the Muscat Governorate to implement this pioneering project, and building the tallest flagpole in the Sultanate of Oman to inspire future generations to always be keen towards greater progress and success. For us, we are in Jindal Shadeed, 15 years after our launch in the Sultanate of Oman. Today, we are proudly the largest iron and steel producer in the region. Besides, many upcoming sustainable projects that will confirm the Sultanate of Oman’s presence on the list of the largest countries that consider sustainability in this sector. With this successful journey by all standards

We decided to present this architectural icon as a gift to Omani people and government, which spared no effort in offering everything required to enhance our common success. On behalf of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jindal International Group, Mr. Venkatesh Jindal, I congratulate Oman on this pioneering step in the path of progress and prosperity.

Construction work on the Al Khuwair Square project began after completing all essential engineering studies and gaining the permits, which are required to begin work. It is expected that it will be officially inaugurated during the sultanate’s celebrations of the glorious fifty-fourth National Day.

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