In efforts to meet the high demand for potable water in the Northern region, Oman plans to build two new major independent water desalination plants, reported Trade Arabia.

The project is expected to have a capacity of 60 million gallons per day and will be built in Muscat. It is expected to begin operation by 2021.

Another project is scheduled in the Batinah and Dhahirah regions with a capacity of 44 million gallons per day, and will be operational in 2022 to meet power and water demand, according to a report released by the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company.

The company will also select multinational firms to develop these desalination projects, according to Gulf Digital News.