GLOREI won the 'Best Environmental Project Award'

GLOREI won the 'Best Environmental Project Award'

Global Omani Investment & Development Co. S.A.O.C (GLOREI)’s “Khawr Awqad” project in Salalah won the “Best Environmental Project Award” at the prestigious Cityscape Awards for Architecture held on October 5, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai.  These Awards were part of much acclaimed Cityscape Global Real Estate Exhibition and Convention which is held annually in Dubai. Cityscape 2010, which was held from 4 to 7 October 2010, is one of the most prominent regional as well as international events devoted to the development sector and real estate investors.

This award is the highest honor granted in recognition of highly distinguished eco-friendly real estate projects in the region and emerging markets, and thus underscores GLOREI’s commitment to cleaner environment and sustainability in terms of design and construction. The project was conceived and designed out of an ambitious element of GLOREI’s efforts towards sustainable development. It also seeks to have an effective impact on the visitors to the site to achieve the desired growth of the tourism sector and its components, an important and expanding tributary of the national economy.

Eng. Mohammed bin Abu Baker Al Ghassani, CEO of the company said that “the idea of the project originated while exploring various options to developing the company's land adjacent to Khawr Awqad in Salalah. The thought of establishing tourist facilities to serve this area was based primarily on maintaining the essential elements of the existing environment at the site and cultural heritage of Oman.

Added Al Ghassani “the project was shortlisted for the following:
1.    Community Future Category - Khawr Awqad Integrated Sustainable Lifestyle Destination
2.    Leisure Future Category - Khawr Awqad Integrated Sustainable Lifestyle Destination
3.    SPECIAL AWARD - ENVIRONMENTAL Category - Khawr Awqad Integrated Sustainable Lifestyle Destination
4.    SPECIAL AWARD - ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE Category - Khawr Awqad Integrated Sustainable Lifestyle Destination
5.    SPECIAL AWARD - MASTER PLANNING Category - Khawr Awqad Integrated Sustainable Lifestyle Destination
6.    Tourism, Travel and Transport Future Category - Khawr Awqad Integrated Sustainable Lifestyle Destination.

The award was received by Mr. Mussallam bin Said Al Amry, Chief Investment Officer on behalf of GLOREI, in a colorful ceremony at the exhibitions hall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
In addition, Mr. Mussallam mentioned that the project was nominated for this prestigious award from among a large list of projects from different parts of the world, but the chances of GLOREI’s project weighed high because the idea of ‘Khawr Awqad’ involved a three dimensioned approach to sustainable development such as economic return, environmental conservation and social responsibility.