Oman issues roads and ports contracts worth $392m
Ministry agrees 15 new roads contracts and four deals to develop ports
The contracts comprise 15 deals worth $248m for roads contracts, and four ports deals worth $144.4m.
The road contracts include a $108m contract for a project to widen and expand the Sinaw-Mahoot-Duqm road, as well as a $6.2m deal for Strabag Oman to repair the Al Batinah dual carriageway.
Port projects included new floating berths for handling liquid shipments at Salalah and a contract to design floating berths at Khasab Port.
According to Muscat Daily, Oman's Transport Minister HE Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi said the ongoing development of the Port of Salalah was important. This could involve the building of a new breakwater, which would pace the way for the redevelopment of the former Port of Raysut facilities.
“We are going to rehabilitate the area to be able to serve businessmen there, as well as those from Salalah Free Zone. There is a vision to execute more projects at Port of Salalah in the coming years,” he said.