|World-class beach! A good place to build a navy dock?!|
At a time when Oman is supposedly trying to promote tourism it seems totally counterproductive to destroy the very things that make the country so attractive. Richness is about so much more than money. Oman is blessed with a richness of nature & biodiversity that you can not put a price on.
Surely there must be more appropriate places in which to build a navy dock? Couldn't it be added to the existing Salalah Port? I would be very interested to know what the Marriott Hotel thinks of the plans. Who will want to visit the area if this goes ahead? or perhaps they are relying on the influx of military personnel?
Something needs to be done to stop this going ahead! So what can we do? and is there any way to even officially confirm the plans? I would be very grateful for feedback - particularly from Omanis who may know more on planning applications and what can be done to submit objections. It is very difficult to get the support of an organisation (e.g. ESO) when we can not even get proof that the development is due to go ahead!
Just some of the marine creatures that would be affected...
(photos taken by me whilst diving in Mirbat)