15 new projects in Dakhiliyah

NIZWA: The Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah secured a large share of the projects being implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications last year.

Giving details of the projects, Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, said seven road projects with a total length of 345 km are in the pipeline, as bidding and assigning process are under way for approximately other 15 projects with a total length of 531 km, and it is hoped that these projects, when completed, will make a qualitative jump in easing movement between the wilayats in the governorate.

The minister met dignitaries and shaikhs from the wilayats of the governorate to review the projects being implemented by the ministry and the future plans regarding implementation of development projects in the wilayats of the governorate.

The minister pointed out that the aim of organising such a meeting is to introduce the current and future projects of the ministry to the people in the governorate and inform them of the latest developments and status of the projects.

He stressed that the railway project is one of the most important ones in road transport sector and is implemented within the Gulf railway project, which connects the GCC countries.

He pointed out that Oman Railway is responsible for following up the implementation of this project which has made rapid progress, including pre-rehabilitation tender and the tender of the first track of Al Buraimi-Sohar sector for qualifying companies which hopefully will be assigned this year.

SOURCE: OMAN DAILY OBSERVER

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