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Bids invited for OCEC project

July 2014

OMRAN, Oman’s tourism development and investment agency, has invited bids from consultants to supervise the construction of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) project.

The successful bidder will be an international consultant registered in any GCC country who will supervise construction of the main auditorium with a seating capacity of 3,100.

The other works to be supervised include a 450-seat secondary auditorium, two ballrooms with associated food service areas, a food court, 20 meeting rooms of various sizes and equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual systems, general administration areas, roads, car-parks and landscaping works.

The consultant should have a core team for key disciplines that would have to be in place within a month after the main construction is awarded. The construction work of the convention centre is expected to take more than 24 months.

Consultancy bids for the project are expected to be submitted by the deadline of July 3.

Meanwhile, the OCEC is currently evaluating bids for the construction of two five-star and four-star hotel projects to be built within its precinct.

Located at Hayy Al Irfan in Bawsher, the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre is one of the key tourism projects currently under way in the sultanate. Upon completion, it is expected to host significant international, regional and local conventions, exhibitions, meetings, concerts and special events.

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