Foundation stone laid for bus manufacturing project in Oman

The project will have an initial production capacity of 1,000 buses per year, with the number going up to 3,000 at peak capacity

The Karwa Motors manufacturing plant will have an initial production capacity of 1,000 buses per year [representational image].
The Karwa Motors manufacturing plant will have an initial production capacity of 1,000 buses per year [representational image].

The foundation stone for the Karwa Motors bus manufacturing project has been laid in Oman’s Duqm Special Economic Zone, it has been announced.

With its first phase attracting a $90m (OMR34.6m) investment, the project reportedly has the potential to serve as a hub for the bus industry in Oman upon completion.

According to Oman News Agency (ONA), the project will have an initial production capacity of 1,000 buses per year, with the number going up to 3,000 at peak capacity.

The factory, which is expected to undergo gradual expansion, will manufacture coach and city buses, including civil and school buses. It will also allow Karwa Motors to sells its buses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with greater flexibility, ONA noted.

In its first phase, the project will span 220,000m2 and employ 200 workers.

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