Imdaad playing a vital role as Cyclone Shaheen clean-up efforts continue in Oman
Imdaad, a Dubai-based group of companies that provides integrated, sustainable FM services that enhance operational efficiencies of physical assets, is playing a major part in ongoing clean-up operations in the aftermath of Cyclone Shaheen in Oman. The company has mobilized personnel and equipment in support of efforts to assist communities affected by the storm, which caused extensive damage to homes and infrastructure across the country’s Batinah region.
The group’s Imdaad Al Batinah business division, which provides municipal waste collection for the government of Oman, is based within one of the most badly affected areas. Despite the challenges posed by the storm at its facilities and labor accommodation in the city of Khabourah, the company was quick to lend support to local relief and clean-up efforts in the aftermath of the extreme weather event.
Since Cyclone Shaheen hit the north of the country between the 2nd and 3rd October there has been a huge requirement for emergency cleaning operations across Oman. In addition to its scheduled waste collection operations, Imdaad has been lending support to the authorities through the provision of specialist equipment and highly trained personnel to cope with the surge in demand.
The company succeeded in sourcing and mobilizing an extra 50 pieces of equipment in the days following the storm, including 37 CBM tippers and 13 construction loaders. A further 40 vehicles are set to be brought in as the scope of cleaning continues to increase, together with an additional 200 personnel.
Mr. Jamal Abdulla Lootah, Group CEO of lmdaad, commented: “On behalf of everyone at Imdaad, I would like to express our solidarity with the people of Oman at this challenging time. We are grateful to be in a position to assist with the clean-up efforts in the aftermath of Cyclone Shaheen, which caused unprecedented damage across several areas. We have extended our full support to the local authorities and will continue to assist with restoring normality as quickly as possible in any way we can. Thank you to all of our team members who have contributed to these efforts, your bravery and strength remain an inspiration to us all.”
Imdaad Al Batinah was launched in 2017 to provide collection, transportation, and treatment services for municipal solid waste for the Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (OESHCO), also known as be’ah. The groundbreaking project represents the biggest privatization of waste management services in the region and encompasses both the North Al Batinah and Musandam Governorates governorates with a total population of 800,000 spread across a combined area of 14,300 Km2.