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Oman floats tender to select consultant for road project


The project involves conversion to a four-lane dual carriageway from the existing single carriageway between Ibri and Yanqul. Photo– Times file

Muscat: A tender to select consultant for supervising the Ibri-Yanqul dualisation project (second stage) has been floated by the Ministry of Transport and Communications here on Wednesday.

The project involves conversion to a four-lane dual carriageway from the existing single carriageway between Ibri and Yanqul. It includes several intermittent grade-separated interchanges, cross-drainage structures, and other facilities.

For smooth implementation, the 33-km long project has been divided into two segments and a contract for the first segment was awarded last year.

The last date to distribute tender document for supervisory work is September 11, while the tenders will be opened on October 7.

The ministry has also floated another two tenders — one for selecting a consultant for Izki-Nizwa dualisation and another for supervising Ibri-Al Dariz-Miskin road dualisation work.

Turkish construction giant Yuksel Construction has submitted the lowest bid for building Ibri-Yanqul (stage two) dualisation, which was a separate tender floated last year.

Like other ten 10 bidders, Yuksel has submitted two options at OMR37.41 million and OMR42.15 million, respectively. Eleven construction firms, including international ones from Turkey and India, and local firms have submitted their bids for the second stage dualisation, offering two options on the basis of two different scopes of work.

Yuksel Construction, which has a strong presence in the Middle East region, is specialised in building transport infrastructure, marine structures, dams, industrial projects and civil work.

To contact this reporter: businesseditor@timesofoman.com

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