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Barka

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Barka is a coastal city in the region Al Bāţinah, in northern Oman.The town is emerging as a tourist resort. Nearby is Bait Na'aman (Nu'man), a four-towered fort of the 17th-century iman Bil'arab bin Sultan, renovated in 1991. The town is also known for "bull butting," a pushing contest between specially raised great Brahmin bulls, and for its halwa confectionery.There are two major resorts in Barka, the Al-Sawadi resort and the Al-Nahda resort. In addition, a new quarter is now under construction in Barka, called "Blue City", located in Sawadi. The development is 8 km from Sawadi beach, and many international companies are involved in Barka development projects. There is an estimated $15 billion in new construction currently taking place in Barka. Stores: Lulu Hypermarket Mars Hypermarket and shopping centers. Babyshop UNITED GULF BEACONS (FIRE & SAFETY) Car Showrooms: Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota, Kia, Ford Logistics centres Landmark Group Logistics - RDC Al Seer Logistics Oman Integrated Logistics Al Madina Logistics Saud Bahwan Logistics Barka is the site of several power and water plants including: The Barka 2 water and power plant, with generation capacity of 678 MW and desalination capacity of 26.4 million gallons of potable water per day The Barka 3 gas turbine power plant, with generation capacity of 744 MW, sponsored by Engie, Yonden and Sojitz A new 281,000 m³/d desalination plant is to be commissioned: Itochu, Degremont and International Power were named preferred bidders in 2015.
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