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A 16,960-bed facility has been inaugurated to accommodate workers of contracting firms at the Duqm Special Economic Zone.
Called Renaissance Village Duqm, the integrated project is touted to be a solution to avoid the environmentally hazardous porta cabins. It is expected to help the authorities defend against criticism generally faced vis-a-vis the living conditions of migrant workers.
The project is expected to offer accommodation to all levels of employees, white and blue collar, and multiple recreational and healthcare facilities.
Stephen Thomas, chief executive officer (CEO) of Renaissance Services Company, was optimistic about the future, stressing that he was confident contractors would approach the company for its services.
“We are in contact with major contractors, including Duqm refinery. All of them are showing a lot of interest without exception,” he mentioned.
Renaissance Village Duqm will provide accommodation for white- and blue-collar employees in SEZAD.
According to its business model, the residents can avail of permanent accommodation with multiple recreational and healthcare facilities at a price that is lower than or equivalent to the cost of building their own portacabin camps, which have to be removed at the end of the project period.
Renaissance Services is an international facilities management and service solutions company. Listed in Oman on the Muscat Securities Market, the company offers hard and soft facilities management and operates the Renaissance Villages, touted to be a pioneering accommodation solution.