Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/25/2014 -- We anticipate that Oman's water sector will remain active for the duration of our five-year forecast period to 2018 , with a series of projects across production, distribution and wastewater treatment likely to keep investors attracted to this stable market in the Middle East. Muscat faces a challenge in the form of rising demand outstripping existing supply; and increased production combined with network efficiency savings are likely to be a key area of focus for the authorities. W ater shortages highlight the desert country's major challenge. Our forecast for water consumption to spike in 2014 - with growth of 13.5% - does not bode well .
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The Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) is the government body with responsibility for the water sector, regulating pricing and tariffs and coordinating infrastructure development projects. There are no immediate plans to revise pricing and tariffs, but it remains on the agenda in order to assure the commercial viability of the water sector moving forward, particularly in light of the long-term growth needed. The PAEW's announcement of a shutdown of water supply to parts of the Muscat Governate in January 2014 shows the country remains susceptible to shortages, warranting extreme measures.
The Omani government is committed to boosting available capacity, and overhauling the existing supply system in order to reduce water losses - a key area for concern considering the limited nature of existing water sources. With increased demand likely to continue, the government has a range of projects in the offing, many of which are likely to be granted to overseas companies as domestic sector players are unlikely to be able to handle big infrastructure projects.
The water sector in Oman is open to private operators, with a viable and stable regulatory framework that is geared towards prioritising investment from foreign countries and a commitment to a level playing field that is on a par with the...
The Oman Water Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data covering public and private sector investment in all major water projects including water extraction, water distribution and water treatment and sanitation projects and also includes competitive intelligence. The report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Oman.
BMI's Oman Water Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the water industry in Oman.
- Benchmark BMI's independent water industry forecasts for Oman to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Omani water industry.
- Target business opportunities and risks in Oman through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI?s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into Water Extraction, Water Consumption and Water Treatment & Sanitation.
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the water and wastewater sectors and the potential affects for industrial consumers, within the broader political, economic and business environment.
Industry & Economic Forecasts
Historic data series (2011-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions. Indicators include extraction, consumption and treatment.
Evaluation of the water industry in each state, with special emphasis on supply & consumption, distribution, treatment & sanitation, regulations & tariffs.
Industry Trends & Developments
Analysis of latest projects across the water infrastructure sector including Water and wastewater treatment plants, desalination facilities, mains water and sewage network expansions, dams, and hydropower plants.
Provides an overview of key government ministries overseeing the water sector together with regulatory organisations, alongside the central companies involved in water and wastewater distribution and treatment services in the country.
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