| 26 October 2021, Tuesday |

Oman’s ruler orders fast reconstruction of homes, buildings damaged by Shaheen storm

Oman’s ruler Sultan Haitham bin Tariq has asked for the formation of a ministerial committee to evaluate citizens’ homes and properties destroyed by the Shaheen storm, according to a state report.

The committee is part of efforts by the Sultan’s government to provide various forms of support and aid necessary to reduce the effects on those affected as soon as possible, the report published by the Omani News Agency read.

The Sultan of Oman also directed the need to accelerate the repair of the public infrastructure that was damaged because of the recent storm, in addition to taking the necessary measures to expedite the restoration of other damaged services.

The committee will be chaired by Oman’s Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Financial and Economic Committee in the Council of Ministers.

Seven more people were killed in Oman as heavy winds and rain swept through the country after tropical storm Shaheen made landfall, the national emergency committee said on Monday on its official Twitter account. Four people had been killed on Sunday, including a child.