Muscat: Mwasalat, Oman's national transport company, has officially opened a new Integrated Bus and Coaches Maintenance and Service Station, with which is hopes to provide more than 200 jobs to Omanis.
The new station — part of Mwasalat’s Al Athaiba Depot — was inaugurated on Sunday under the patronage of H.E. Salim bin Mohammed Al Muaimi, Undersecretary for Transport, Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Speaking to Times of Oman, Mwasalat CEO Ahmed bin Ali Al Balushi said, "Our plan is to accommodate more than 200 jobs for Omani engineers at this workshop and have already started with the implementation of the plan by having the first batch of about 60-70."
He added that he aims to achieve their target over the next two to three years.
About the new workshop, Al Balushi said that he is proud of this achievement as this station will serve Mwasalat’s public transport buses and coaches.
"This is the main depot and we have renewed the workshop so that we can work in-line with the new fleet, and it is equipped with the latest equipment in the industry. It consists of modern bus and coaches, maintenance and repair workshop, and parking for around 145 buses and coaches at the same time.
"Moreover it has a special buses and coaches’ washing facility which may be the only one of its kind in the Sultanate, as well as a modern fuel station where we have used latest technologies in terms of automatic reading of data through the RIFD with no need to fill the data the usual way. Also, we have state-of the-start fuel station where a Posi-Lock fast fueling facility is available," Al Balushi said.