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Oman government approves $250m construction, consultancy contracts

Tender Board approves 21 development projects, of which 13 are construction, consultancy, and leasing deals

A dam contract worth $93m has been approved in Oman's Wadi Addai [representational image].
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A dam contract worth $93m has been approved in Oman's Wadi Addai [representational image].

Led by chairman, Dr Rasheed bin Al Safi al-Hraibi, the sultanate's Tender Board has approved contracts worth $308m (OMR118.5m) for various construction projects in Oman.

Among the 21 approved tenders, 13 are construction, consultancy, and leasing contracts that have a combined value of $254.8m (OMR98m).

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

The board approved tender to build a multi-purpose investment building comprising a hotel, as well as residential and commercial units, worth $142m (OMR54.7m). The project will be developed within the under-construction Ghala Heights scheme, which is a mixed-use development for Oman's Civil Services Employees Pension Fund.

Another tender was passed for the construction of a dam in Wadi Addai, one of the country’s most flood-prone areas. The project has a value of $93.4m (OMR36m), and will help to prevent floods, as well as conserve rainwater.

The board also approved a $13m (OMR5m) tender to commence additional construction works for the 60km Mahadha-Al Roudha dual-carriageway in the governorate of Al Buraimi.

CONSULTANCY CONTRACTS

Tenders were approved to deliver consultancy services for several projects. One of these pertained to the design and construction of Saih Qatnah Road in Al Jabal Al Akhdhar, located in the governorate of A’Dakhiliyah. The tender is valued at $206,379 (OMR79,400).

A tender worth $123,463 (OMR47,500) was approved to design and supervise the construction of Innovation Complex in Muscat. A separate $119,060 (OMR45,806) was also approved to deliver internal designs for the project. 

Also on the list is a $909,730 (OMR350,000) tender to implement a design and supervision competition for the establishment of Oman Cultural Complex. 

The board agreed on a $191,200 (OMR73,558) contract to design and supervise a fishing harbour in Kamzar, located in the governorate of Musandam. Additionally, a construction supervision tender, worth $369,330 (OMR142,094) was approved for an asphalt road project in Madha, Musandam. 

LEASING CONTRACTS

Tenders approved for the renewal of leasing contracts included a $1.2m (OMR450,000) deal pertaining to the Ministry of Information's building. A contract worth $575,398.2 (OMR221,373) to lease the Public Prosecution's building in Al Khuwair was also voted for.

A $1m (OMR430,000) leasing deal for Public Authority for Consumer Protection's building was passed by the board, as was a $1.3m (OMR516,000) contract to lease the building of Oman's National Centre for Statistics and Information.

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