Oman invests US $344 million in roads

Six new projects will boost the road haulage industry.
Oman is improving its road network (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images).
Oman is improving its road network (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images).

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Six companies have been awarded road construction contracts in Oman, according to constructionweekonline.com.

The contracts, which came to a combined value of OMR 132 million (US $344 million) were signed last week by the Minister of Transport and Communications, Dr Khamis bin Mubarak Al Alawi, and CEOs of the winning contracting companies.

Among the winning firms was Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company, which won an OMR 35 million (US $91 million) contract for the construction of the Nizwa/Ibri dual-carriageway and first stage of Jibreen-Ibri road.

Desert Line Company won two contracts.One was for the design and construction of the road connection in Muqniyat and Maskan in the Wilayat of Ibri, worth OMR 2.5 million ($6.5 million) while the other was for the second stage of the Nizwa-Ibri dual-carriageway and the second phase of Jibreen–Ibri valued at OMR 37.7 million (US $98 million).

Other successful firms included Strabag Oman company, contracted to work on the Ibri-Al Dareez- Maskan dual-carriageway in the Wilayat of Ibri of Al Dahirah for OMR 35.5 million (US $92.3 million), and Al Nasr Al Arabia in collaboration with China Railway Company for the construction of Taitam-Qaftoot road in Dhofar.

Khalid bin Ahmed & Sons was also awarded an OMR 8.32 million (US $22 million) contract to build the Wadi Mistil road in the Al Batinah region.

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