Six companies win major road projects in Omanby Elizabeth Broomhall on Nov 29, 2010
Six companies have been awarded road contracts in Oman this week in line with the Sultanate’s plans to develop its infrastructure.
The contracts, which came to a combined value of OMR 132,385,401 ($344m) were signed on Saturday by the Minister of Transport and Communications Dr Khamis bin Mubarak Al Alawi, and CEO of the contractors’ companies.
Among the winning firms was Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company, which won an OMR 35,296,515 ($91m) contract for the construction of the Nizwa/Ibri dual-carriageway and first stage of Jibreen-Ibri road, as well as Desert Line Company, which was awarded two contracts.
One was for the the design and construction of the road connection in Muqniyat and Maskan in the Wilayat of Ibri, worth OMR 2,519,999 ($6.5m) while the other was for second stage of Nizwa-Ibri dual-carriageway and the second phase of Jibreen–Ibri valued at OMR 37,748,888 ($98m).
Other successful firms included Strabag Oman company, contracted to work on the Ibri-Al Dareez- Maskan dual-carriageway in the Wilayat of Ibri of Al Dahirah for OMR 35,500,000 ($92.3m), and Al Nasr Al Arabia in collaboration with China Railway Company for the construction of Taitam-Qaftoot road in Dhofar.
Khalid bin Ahmed & Sons was also awarded an OMR 8,320,000 ($22m) contract to build the Wadi Mistil road in the Al Batinah region.