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Oman Tender Board's $56m approved construction contracts revealed

In total, contracts worth $74m were awarded by the board, of which $56m is related to construction and design services

Oman's Tender Board has approved construction contracts worth $56m [representational image].
Oman's Tender Board has approved construction contracts worth $56m [representational image].

Oman's Tender Board approved contracts worth $56.2m (OMR21.6m) related to construction and design services at its latest meeting. 

In total, contracts worth $74m (OMR28.5m) were awarded by the board. 

The organisation's eighth meeting for the year was held under the chair of Dr Rasheed bin Al Safi al- Huraibi. 

Contracts worth $15.6m (OMR6m) and $10.4m (OMR4m) were awarded to build groundwater recharge dams on Wadi Ghamdha and Wadi Al Sulaif, which the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources will oversee. 

The country's Ministry of Tourism was awarded three contracts, one of which is a $955,700 (OMR368,000) deal for the beautification of Dhofar's Ateen Walk

Contracts worth $2.4m (OMR913,500) deal to build a health club in the Al Bustan Palace Hotel, and another, worth $402,800 (OMR155,100), to provide project management services for the development, were also confirmed for the tourism ministry. 

A deal worth $187,000 (OMR72,000) to design and supervise the expansion of Dhofar's Al Saadah Sport Complex was confirmed for the Ministry of Sports Affairs. 

However, the largest chunk of contract confirmations was made for the sultanate's transport ministry.

A $14m (OMR5.4m) contract was awarded to the Ministry of Transport and Communications to consult on the design and supervision works for packages 1 and 2 of the the Bidbig-Sur Road's Phase 1. 

For the same development, project management works will be procured through an $849,200 (OMR327,000) deal that the Tender Board confirmed. 

Additional works for the construction of Musairat Al Rawajih Road will also be carried out by the Ministry of Transport Communications under a $5.2m (OMR2m) contract.

Through a $3.9m (OMR1.5m) deal, the transport ministry will procure quantity survey consultancy services for the Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport.

The ministry will also manage a $1.9m (OMR711,000) contract to design and implement the Wadi Sal-Ras Al Had Road. 

A $262,000 (OMR101,000) contract to redesign and supervise the implementation of drainage facilities at the Mirbat-Hasik Road, and a $45,200 (OMR17,400) deal to supervise the construction of an asphalt road in Musandam, was also confirmed with the ministry. 

Finally, the transport ministry was also confirmed for a $75,800 (OMR29,200) consultancy contract to supervise the construction of car parks at Sohar Port's Harmul facility, ONA reported.  

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