Contractors tender for Oman industrial park

Raysut Industrial Estate to expand from 63ha to 209ha by 2013

The expansion of Salalah Port (pictured) is expected to attract investment to Raysut Industrial Estate.
The expansion of Salalah Port (pictured) is expected to attract investment to Raysut Industrial Estate.

The Raysut Industrial Estate in Salalah, Oman is to be expanded by 136ha, according to the Public Estate for Industrial Estates (PEIE), which administers the Sultanate's growing network of industrial parks. This will effectively triple the park's developed area from the present 63ha to a total of 209ha by around 2013.

A number of construction firms are looking to tender for the contract to build the infrastructure for the expanded industrial park in Salalah. Al Hatmy Engineering is the design consultant.

In addition to levelling the land, the selected contractor will also construct a road network, and build the infrastructure for various utilities, including potable water, wastewater collection, stormwater drainage, firefighting, electrical networks and streetlighting.

The expansion will cater for a diverse variety of investments in small- and medium-scale manufacturing, processing, fabrication, warehousing, and technical services. The area will be subdivided into plots, with built-in utility infrastructure designed to add to the park's investment appeal.

PEIE hopes to leverage the industrial estate's location, within easy proximity of the Port of Salalah and Salalah International Airport -- both the subjects of major expansion programmes -- to attract industrial investment into the park.

Massive outlays in the expansion of Salalah's electricity generation, water supply, sewerage treatment and road network are also expected to enhance the park's appeal as a destination for local and international investment.

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