Oman's Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT) has invited bids from qualified international consultants for conducting the feasibility study for a mass transit development project in the capital.

The Muscat Metro project is part of the sultanate’s long-term “strategic urban development plan.

The consultant, who will be selected through negotiations or a direct award, will support the ministry in delivering the project, reported Oman Daily Observer, citing the ministry.

In addition, the ministry has commissioned a study to assess the socioeconomic benefits of the project for Muscat governorate and the broader economy, it stated.

The deadline for submitting the bids has been set for February 1, 2023, the report added.

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