Times of Oman
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Roads expansion to boost Oman’s economic dream
June 17, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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Muscat: Oman government on Tuesday signed 31 agreements with contracting firms for building roads and related bridges, tunnels and roundabouts across the country with a total capital expenditure of OMR327.83 million.

"Projects worth more than OMR300 million investment is a clear indication that government is giving this sector priority and the authorities have fully recognised the importance of such infrastructure projects in easing traffic congestion," Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, said, after signing the agreement with contracting firms on Tuesday.

He also said that the government believes that infrastructure is important for developing tourism, trade and economy.

Among various contracts, the major agreements were signed for dualising the 76-km-long Bidbid-Sur road (second stage, first part) with Larsen & Toubro Oman for OMR98.53 million, dualising the 56-km-long Bidbid-Sur road (second stage, second part) with Khalid bin Ahmed & Sons for OMR91.3 million, improvement work in Khasab road with STFA for OMR41.9 million, dualising 11 km long Rustaq road in South Batinah with United Engineering Company for OMR27.7 million, building tunnels in Al Batinah road (second stage, first part) with Galfar Engineering & Contracting for OMR22.6 million and building tunnels in Al Batinah road (third stage, second part) with Nagarjuna Construction for OMR17.5 million.

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