An area of 23km2 has been designated for the new frontier town at Duqm. This will be the backbone of the development area and initially will accommodate up to 67,000 people with further provisions to extend it to 111,000 residents. Duqm\'s new town will be a sustainable community, a model of contemporary urban planning with due consideration given to Omani culture and the local environment and the catalyst for the envisioned urbanisation and commercialisation of the Wusta region. Along with town mosques, a variety of indoor-outdoor sport facilities and a youth stadium are proposed in and around Duqm. The proposed town center will boast a regional hospital, a business district, administrative offices, parks and a public library, as well as malls and other high profile facilities.