Oman floats tender for Quriyat harbour project
Facility part of wider plan by government to develop fisheries sector
Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has issued a tender for the development of a fisheries harbour at Quriyat, which is part of a wider plan to build fishing harbours across the country.
The tender was floated on 2 January and will open on 24 February.
The Quriyat fisheries harbour project is among several which the Omani government is planning to develop, with a proposed integrated fisheries hub in Duqm thought to be the largest fisheries facility taking shape in the country.
Aimed at supporting a sustainable fisheries sector in the Sultanate, the proposed Duqm fisheries harbour and adjoining hub will include a technically advanced fisheries industrial estate offering processing plants, cold storages, training centres, and quality testing laboratories.
Duqm Special Economic Zone has allocated around 8km2 of land for the purpose, with 60 processing plants to be accommodated in this hub.
The government, which has already approved a master plan, is committed to invest in excess of $250m in roads, water, electricity and preparation of land for both local and foreign investors at the hub.