Oman tenders for $485m of new projects

New $320m phase of Al Batinah Expressway gains funding approval

New $60m water supply line to Muscat is one of 14 projects approved by Oman's tender board
New $60m water supply line to Muscat is one of 14 projects approved by Oman's tender board

Oman's Tender board has approved $485m worth of funding covering 14 new construction projects.

According to Oman's state news agency, the government's tender board will now begin the process of seeking contractors for a series of new projects.

These include a $320.6m package for the second phase of the Al Batinah Southern Expressway, a new $60m water supply line from a desalination plant in Al Ghubra into Muscat and a $28.4m package to build a new fishing harbour in the Wilayat of Barka at South Al Batinah province.

Other schemes for which tenders will soon be issued include  the first $24.5m phase of a water project in the Wilayat of A'Rustaq in the Governorate of South Al Batinah; $7.4m for new roads north of the Salalah ring road in Dhofar; and $4.6m for coastal protection works at Widam Al Sahel near Al Mussan'ah in South Al Batinah.

Three packages to manage underground and supra assets for the Public Authority for Electricity and Water, a consultancy package for a water transportation line in A'Dakhiliyah, weather repair works in A'Dakhiliyah and expansion of the Nizwa Industrial Estates were among the other packages on offer.

The board also opened the bidding process for a number of projects, including the building of the water desalination plant in Al Ghubra, a new road in Wadi Bani Jabir, a building complex for the Research Council in Muscat and a design and consultancy package for construction of a new Civil Service Employees Pension Fund in Muscat.

The $358m first phase of the Batinah Expressway project was won in March by Galfar Engineering & Contracting.

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