Muscat: Work for the restoration of Al Khabourah Fort is being done by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, represented by the Directorate General of Archeology and Museums.
The fort has been affected by salinity and humidity on its internal and external walls due to its proximity to the coastal strip of the Sea of Oman.
Eng. Suleiman bin Hamad Al Subhi, Director of the Department of Restoration and Maintenance at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, said that the restoration work of the fort began on 14th December 2014 and is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2017.
He said that one of the companies specialised in the field of restoration, directly supervised by the Department of Restoration and Maintenance, is carrying out the restoration work with a total cost of OMR170,000.
He pointed out that the restoration includes maintenance of the upper rooms of the fort, the round and square tower, stores and public utilities and internal external walls.
Al Khabourah Fort is considered one of the historic sites in theGovernorate of North Al Batinah and will be added to the tourist system after the completion of the restoration work.