Muscat: The Governorate of South Al Sharqiyah has the highest number of bottled drinking water factories, followed by the Governorate of North Al Batinah, the Governorate of South Al Batinah, and the Governorate of Muscat, according to The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources.
The Ministry indicated that these factories are distributed across the country with 10 factories in Muscat Governorate, 9 in Dhofar Governorate, 4 in Al Buraimi Governorate, 8 in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, 12 in North Al Batinah Governorate, 11 in South Al Batinah Governorate, 4 in Al Dhahirah Governorate, 5 in Al Sharqiyah North Governorate, and 15 in South Al-Sharqiyah Governorate and a factory in Al-Wusta Governorate.
The Ministry indicated that the requests for establishing water purification and bottling plants have doubled in recent years.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources stated that that 79 factories in Sultanate of Oman produce approximately 6.2 million litres of water per day.
The number of bottled drinking water factories in which the Ministry carried out control and supervision tasks reached 79 until the end of last year.
It is worth noting that the water purification and bottling plants in the Sultanate of Oman are one of the investment projects that are increasing with the increase in population and development, and one of the industrial activities that depend mainly on water, and within the food and water security projects.