Oman launches $13m road construction programme
Series of roads to be built in Al Wusta Governorate
Oman's ministry of transport and communications has launched a $13.4m programme for the construction of a number of roads in Al Wusta Governorate.
The most notable of these projects is the No 2 and 3 roads project, stretching some 36.3 km in the wilayat of 'Duqm, costing $1.2m.
The project includes Road No. 2 road, which is 17.6km long. It is a three lane road that connects Duqm Airport to Duqm Port and the dry dock. Road No. 3, built over 18.7km, is a two lane road that connects Duqm City to the sea coast. It will end at the crossroad with Road No. 2.
The two roads include 10 roundabouts and a number of culverts at 80 sites to ensure the smooth running of wadi water.
Also under construction is road lighting, protectors, steel barriers and interlocks.
Work is also underway on Haima-Al Sahma road, running 24.4km long, at a cost of OMR6,498,957. The Abdu Madhabi road in the wilayat of Haima, which is 12 km long would cost OMR971,205; Nafoon road in the wilayat of Duqm, is 13 km long and would cost OMR1,249,323. The enhancement plan of the fourth part of Sinaw-Mahout road in Duqm, would cover approximately 70 km, say reports.