Oman Ministry floats supervision tenders for Adam Thumrait Road dualisation packages

The road connects capital Muscat and Salalah

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Workers on the new Forth Crossing on October 5, 2016 in South Queensferry, Scotland.The new Forth crossing remains on course to be opened by May 2017, Transport Scotland has said it also is expected to stay within its budget of GBP 1.35 billion.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Workers on the new Forth Crossing on October 5, 2016 in South Queensferry, Scotland.The new Forth crossing remains on course to be opened by May 2017, Transport Scotland has said it also is expected to stay within its budget of GBP 1.35 billion.

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07 October 2019
Oman's Ministry of Transport and Communication (MoTC) has floated three separate tenders for supervising the construction of roads and bridges under Packages 3, 4 and 5 of the Adam Thumrait Road Dualisation project, Thomson Reuters Projects has learned.

The road is the main link between Muscat and Salalah.

Construction bids for three packages were invited in May 2019 but have not been awarded yet, an MoTC official told Thomson Reuters Projects.

The official, who wished to remain unnamed, said the bids were still being evaluated by the Tender Board but didn't commit to timelines for contract awards or start of construction.

Packages 3 and 5 cover road lengths of 132.5 kilometres (kms) each while Package 4 covers 135 kms, according to a Tender Board notice. The packages form part of the 717.5-km Adam Thumrait Road.

The first two packages covering a total road length of 240 kms were awarded separately to Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting (109.9 million Omani rials) and Consolidated Contractors Company (91 million rials), according to a May 2015 Times of Oman report.

In May 2019, local newspaper Oman Observer had reported that construction under remaining packages would be completed in three years after the contract award.

(Reporting by Sowmya Sundar; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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