Nagarjuna Construction Company International LLC succesfully completed the construction of 718 villas at various locations in Quriyat.
In June 2007, the Sultanate of Oman awoke to one of the worst natural disasters in its recent history.
Cyclone Gonu, hit the country, causing torrential rains and flash flood. The cyclone claimed the lives of 49 people and left more than 20,000 others homeless. The infrastructure services of Oman were under unprecedented stress for days. Like all other services in the country, Gonu severely stretched healthcare services.
When the cyclone Gonu struck Oman, 718 families were affected in the wilayat of Quriyat. To overcome this situation, the Sultanate of Oman announced the construction of new homes, as a project worth RO 81 million. Seven areas were chosen to build 718 villas, to accommodate each affected family whose house was destroyed during the 2007 Gonu.
The villas will be gifted by the government, to all those severely affected and rendered homeless when the cyclone hit the country. Besides owners, those who were living in rented accomodation will also be given a new villa.
Each residential unit contains three to six bedrooms, depending on the number of members in each family. The biggest are the six bedroom villas, which are being constructed for families with 16 members or more. Each villa also has a majlis, besides a kitchen with an additional storeroom and bathrooms; the living rooms in the villas are equipped with air-conditioners.
Built on about 600 sq m, each villa has car park provision. All the villas have been installed with good lighting system and split air-conditioners wherever required. The terrace has been sealed with the latest technology waterproofing system to eradicate leakage in future.
All the villas have been designed based on a modern concept, with good architectural elements, in order to have pleasant ventilation and natural lighting for each room. Each villa has an additional kitchen, about 300 sq m extra space around the villas, and with boundary walls on all four sides for people movement. Besides, each villa has a mosque facility for prayer room.
The Diwan of Royal Court had wished to appoint a fully-mobilised contractor, operating within the Sultanate of Oman, to carry out the construction of these houses, for locals, at different locations in Quriyat.
Accordingly, the Diwan of Royal Court invited tenders for submission. This project for the construction of houses at different locations in Quriyat was awarded to the contractor, Nagarjuna Construction Company International LLC (NCCIL), in October 2008, by way of a Letter of Acceptance (LoA), following the tender submission.
In accordance with the contract, the mobilisation period was 60 days from the LoA, for a contract value of OMR 81,988,017 (including contingencies). Additional details
The scope of works as per the contract, includes the construction of houses at different locations in Quriyat, comprising 718 houses of different types as shown in Table 1.
Apart from these, each location has different types of villas named from A to E, categorised with number of bed rooms, as shown in Table 2.
Type ´A´ villa is the smallest and type ´E´ is the biggest villa, while the plot area of all the villas are the same. Apart from the bedrooms, majlis, kitchen, dining and living rooms are common to all types of villas. The built-up area and plot area is shown in Table 3.
All the materials used for construction are expensive materials, ranging from wooden to waterproofing. The main door of the villas is made of complete teak wood and the other doors are made of marinetti wood with polish finish.
The kitchen is equipped with a kitchen cabinet and has a platform of marble. All the external areas of the villas are sealed with external tiles to reduce the seepage of water in places, and are covered with interlock tiles at some places.
All the villas are provided with air-conditioners wherever required, as per the design. Lighting works of good quality with architectural designs have been provided. Besides, the sanitary materials used, are imported from Italy.
Infrastructural works such as road, water and sewage drains, have been well concerned about with necssary measures taken.
Table 4 shows the facilities provided in the villa.
The above details show the intensity of the project done by NCCIL. Table 5 shows the contract particulars of the project.
Indeed, for the company, it is a prestigious project. NCCIL is satisfied that the project has been completed and these houses are handed over to the needy.