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Oman road work to top $6bn

October 2015

Roadways currently under construction in Oman will cost the government RO2.5 billion ($6.49 billion), a report said.

The main projects under way in the roads sector include the construction of the Sinaw-Mahut-Duqm Road (Part One and Two) and Al Batinah Expressway (packages One to Six), and the dualisation of the Bidbid-Sur (Stage One and Two), Taqa-Mirbat, Adam-Thumrait (Part One and Two), Jibrin-Ibri (Phase Two), Barka-Nakhal, Ibri-Al Dariz-Maskan (Part One Hijairat-Maskan) and Ibri/ Yanqul (Phase Two) roads.

These projects will be built as per the approved five-year plan, the report in the Times of Oman said citing an official of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

He also said the ministry is doing its best to ensure that quality is maintained while building these networks.

Oman’s roads have been ranked eighth globally and second in the Gulf for the 2014-2015 period, by the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the report further said.

The ministry is also working on boosting the skillsets of the technical staff working in the field of road construction, the official said.

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