Green City Yiti Lays Out Commitment to Oman

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The Sustainable City-Yiti (TSCY), a project of the Sustainable Development Investment Company (SDIC), a partnership between Diamond Developers and the Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN Group), has reaffirmed its commitment to the Sultanate.

The billion-dollar project aims to fulfil the goals of the Oman Vision 2040 as well as the National Tourism Strategy by developing a green, energy-efficient, and people-centric live-work-thrive metropolis.

It is also contributing significantly to the Sultanate's in-country value, with 78.65% of Omani-sourced goods and materials sourced in the last six months alone. More than 58 SMEs in Oman have benefited from TSCY's work during the last two quarters.

The project is expected to be finished in 2025. So far, it has created more than 961,000 man-hours and supported more than 1,800 direct and indirect jobs.

Eng. Ammar Sulaiman Al Kharusi, Head of development at OMRAN Group, said: “We are delighted to play our part in strengthening the economy of Oman, from the tourism sector to SMEs, and the huge number of employment opportunities through this exciting project. Ours is truly sustainable development in every sense of the word, and by driving in-country value across the board, we are further contributing to the growth and prosperity of the Sultanate.”

There will be 300 villas, 1,225 apartments, and 132 high-end serviced apartments in TSCY. Indoor and vertical farms, a central plaza with a mall, a school, a nursery, two hotels, a sports complex, medical clinics, an autistic centre, and an institute are also part of the community.

The Sustainable City – Yiti will be the largest sustainable community in the world once it is finished. It will be home to 10,000 residents and visitors, and it hopes to be the first Net Zero Carbon community in Oman by 2040. The city is meant to have measurable results in all three areas of sustainability: social, environmental, and economic. This will help the UN meet its goals for reducing carbon emissions by 2050.

The first "The Sustainable City," which opened in Dubai in 2016, was the first to show how to live in a low-carbon way. From design to operation, the model makes sure that the carbon footprint is smaller by using disruptive innovation to bring about transformational change in society.

Source: Construction Business News

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