MUSCAT: Saraya Bandar Jissah, the company developing Oman’s newest Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC) in Muscat, recently awarded Nagarjuna Construction Company International (NCC), the company contracted for advanced earthworks for the project, for their achievement in the area of health and safety.

NCC has achieved a milestone, One Million Safe Working Man-hours LTI-free (Lost Time Injury) for their operations at the ITC project. The award ceremony took place at the site office. On the occasion of the ceremony, Sheikh Hamood bin Sultan al Hosni, CEO of Saraya Bandar Jissah said, “Being able to present such an award is a source of great pride for our firm. The award reflects Saraya Bandar Jissah’s commitment towards maintaining the highest standards of health and safety.”

Commenting on the LTI achievement, Kishor Kumar, general manager of Nagarjuna Construction Company International said, “We are honoured to be able to play such an important role in this project and are proud of our achievements with regard to health and safety. We have always laid emphasis on worker health and safety when undertaking any project, so the size and scope of the Saraya Bandar Jissah development requires vigilance from members of our workforce to ensure workplace and employee safety. Everyone involved in the site works has clearly specified responsibilities, and we always ensure that all work is carried out with thorough planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review.”

Abdul Kareem al Balushi, country manager for CH2MHILL Halcrow Middle East, appointed to oversee the engineering design and supervision of the project said, “Our joint efforts have earned us this prestigious award. Saraya Bandar Jissah’s vision is to not only make a world-class haven for tourists and residents, but also incorporate the highest health and safety standards in accordance with our construction goals.”

The award was achieved through adherence to best practices in health and safety, and environment through regular induction meetings, site visits and tours, observation, implementation and compliance to the relevant laws.

In seven years, the Nagarjuna Construction Company has carved a niche in the infrastructure markets of the GCC through their subsidiaries, NCC International in Oman and Nagarjuna Contracting Company in the UAE. Built around domestic expertise, their key focus areas includes roads, buildings and water. One of NCC international’s key projects is the prestigious 66km Batinah Coastal Road Project. NCC is strongly committed to employees’ well-being and safety at project sites and workplaces