Oman's Ministry of Transport to expand road networks

Ministry says it supervised work on 15,646km of asphalt roads, and 17,135km of secondary roads until December 2018

Oman's Ministry of Transport to expand road networks
Oman's Ministry of Transport to expand road networks

Oman’s Ministry of Transport has announced plans to expand and modernise its main and secondary road networks as the government looks to link rural areas with urban centres in the Sultanate.

According to the Oman News Agency, the Ministry has supervised works on 15,646km of asphalt roads and approximately 17,135km of secondary roads, as of December 2018.

In 2019, the transport sector has witnessed the completion of some major projects, including Phase 2 of the Adam-Thumrait road dualisation, covering 119.7km and the completion of the Snau-Mahut-Duqm road.

The Ministry also opened up 100km of the Adam-Thumrait road to traffic, as well as 9km of the Al-Wajaja-Alfi road, and 12km of the Ibri-Yankul road.

In addition, the ministry has supervised the completion of all paving works in the Nadab tunnel and the Wadi Al Aqq tunnel.

Projects put on public tender in 2019, include Phase 3 of construction on the Adam-Thumrait road that comprises a 132.5km stretch from Hima to Muqshin; Phase 1 of the 27km Rusayl-Bidbid project from Muscat highway to the eastern highway intersection; as well as the project design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of the Dibba-Lima-Khasab road.

The Ministry of Transport has maintained approximately 130,587km of dirt roads in the Sultanate.

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