Oman floats another tender for Batinah Expressway
The Ministry of Transport and Communications has floated the eight tender package for building the Batinah Expressway project.
The tender documents will be distributed until August 28 and bidding will open on September 22.
Three contracting firms, including Consolidated Contractors and Larsen & Toubro (Oman), have already expressed an interest.
The first six main packages were floated previously and are under various stages of planning and construction.
The Batinah Expressway, a 265km-long dual four-lane expressway, will connect the Muscat Expressway in the wilayat of Barka to Khatmat Milahah in the wilayat of Shinas.
When completed tentatively by the year 2016, the Batinah Expressway will serve as a new all-weather, 8-lane superhighway extending from Muscat to Khatmat Malaha on Oman's border with the United Arab Emirates.
The project will provide strong new impetus to economic investment along the North and South Batinah governorates and the hinterland, as well as drive Oman's ambitions to emerge as a logistics gateway to the Gulf region.