Oman opens its longest ever highway, boosting internal trade
The longest highway in Oman opened to traffic on Monday, linking Halban to Khatmat Milaha in the Wilayat of Shinas with the aim of boosting internal trade in the country.
The 270-km, 4-lane road has 1,183 bridges, tunnels, and viaducts and 11,400 lampposts and is expected to make the overland trucking times between key logistics hubs in Oman faster.
The road will serve the Khazaen land port, SOHAR Port, Sohar Airport, the Sohar Free Zone, port of Shinas and the medical city.
Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, says the road is one of the most vital infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the country.
“The total length of the road is 270 km, making it the longest 4-lane expressway in Oman”, adds Salim bin Mohammed al Nuaimi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The expressway has been designed to the international standards and the latest global specifications. The road links Muscat Governorate with the governorates of North and South Al Batinah.