NORPLAN has been awarded a contract to develop a new addressing system for Muscat Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman. The Client, Muscat Municipality, intends to implement the new system in Muscat first and then roll it out to the remaining governorates and regions in the country.
NORPLAN together with a consortium of Norwegian companies prepared a master plan concept for Greater Doha, Qatar as well as detailed plans for downtown Doha. The detailed plan focussed on redevelopment of the city centre, the master plan comprised a proposed structural plan for the metropolitan area.
The purpose of the project was to develop the Directorate for Urban and Rural Planning in the Ministry of Planning. The main objectives of the project were: 1) Institution building, 2) Physical planning, and 3) Training. The Institutional building spanned both the internal organisational development with the ministry and development of the institutional relationships to other ministries and external entities. A major task was to prepare regional plans for the West Bank and Gaza, and to develop structural plans for three larger cities (Gaza City, Jericho and Ramallah/Al Bireh). The training part consisted of on-the-job training, locally conducted specialised courses and a Masters Programme for 10 candidates at the Oslo School of Architecture. In addition, NORPLAN assisted in developing the GIS section within the Ministry of Planning.
NORPLAN is consultant for the update of fundamental geospatial data for Abu Dhabi Municipality, supervising establishment of geodetic infrastructure and aerial photography, orthophoto creation and vectorization into a purpose-made Enterprise GIS data model.
NORPLAN through partner Asplan Viak has been appointed Consultant for the Mutrah Redevelopment Master Plan by Muscat Municipality in the Sultanate of Oman.
On assignment from the Ministry of National Economy, NORPLAN laid the foundation for the establishment of a national GIS authority whereby the whole government sector will benefit from Oman’s GIS investments integrating into the national e-Governance policy.