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Pacts worth RO579m inked.

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MUSCAT Muscat, Maskat, or Masqat (all: mŭs`kăt, mŭs`kət), city (1993 pop. 533,774), capital of Oman, SE Arabia, on the Gulf of Oman. It is flanked by rugged mountains.  Eoe1/4" The Ministry of Transport and Communications yesterday inked 13 pacts costing about RO579,520,254 to develop infrastructure in and around airports throughout the Sultanate.

Transport and Communications Minister Dr Khamis bin Mubarak Al Alawi signed the agreements at the Ministry of Transport and Communications on behalf of the government.

Some of the projects agreed upon Adj. 1. agreed upon - constituted or contracted by stipulation or agreement; "stipulatory obligations"

noncontroversial, uncontroversial - not likely to arouse controversy
 with contractors include development of infrastructure at Muscat, Salalah and other regional airports, Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahim (also transliterated Abdur Rahim, `Abd ar-Rahiem, and other ways) is an Arabic theophoric name meaning "Servant of the Merciful". This name may refer to:
  • Shareef Abdur-Rahim (born 1976), an American basketball player
 bin Salim Al Harami, director-general of Meteorology meteorology, branch of science that deals with the atmosphere of a planet, particularly that of the earth, the most important application of which is the analysis and prediction of weather.  and Air Navigation air navigation, science and technology of determining the position of an aircraft with respect to the surface of the earth and accurately maintaining a desired course (see navigation).  at the ministry, said yesterday.

Eoe1/4EoThe agreement relates to development of infrastructure at Muscat Airport, including the construction of a main road for the airport, a new tarmac at the internal corridors, as well as the roads which connect all the airport entrances, roundabouts and the main road which connects Sultan Qaboos Road to the main road.

He also pointed out that the tender for the construction of Muscat International Airport building has been offered. The bids relate to construction of the building, its annexes, internal specifications and distributions inside the airport will be analysed soon.

The projects include:

E[macron ma·cron  
1. A diacritical mark placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound or phonetic value in pronunciation, such as () in the word make.

]AuA A RO450,000,000, contract with Consolidated Contractors Company of Oman, in cooperation with Turkish company TAV Insaat, for undertaking civil works at Muscat International Airport (within the project to develop Muscat and Salalah airports).

E[macron]AuA The ministry has struck an RO37,544,193 deal with Strabag Oman Company to construct the Sohar Airport in the Al Batinah region Al Bāţinah (Arabic: الباطنة) is one of the regions (mintaqah) of Oman.

Al Batinah Region, otherwise known as Al Batinah Coast is one of the most highly populated regions of Oman.
 (stage one).

E[macron]AuA The third agreement signed with Desert Line Projects Company costs RO23,375,000 and involves building Al Duqm Airport in Al Wusta region Al Wusta Region or mintaqah al wusta:
  • Al Wusta Region (Oman)
  • Al Wusta Region (Bahrain)
See also: Al Wusta
 (stage one).

E[macron]AuA The fourth project costing RO18,250,000 inked between the ministry and Boskalis Westminster Company relates to dredging works, bringing up soil and reclamation of Muscat International Airport ground (within the project of developing Muscat and Salalah


E[macron]AuA The fifth agreement with Soletanche Bachy, which costs RO15,960,000,

aims to improve and strengthen the soil at Muscat International Airport.

E[macron]AuA The sixth agreement signed with Desert Line Projects Company, costing RO18,104,801, involves additional works in establishing wadis to flush out water and paving side roads.

E[macron]AuA The seventh agreement signed with French Company ADPI ADPI Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
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ADPI Australian Dance Performance Institute (Brisbane, QLD, Australia) 
, at RO6,619.000, involves appointing project manager to monitor regional airports.

E[macron]AuA The eighth agreement signed with Raytheon Company, at RO4,959,209, is for designing, supplying, installing, inspecting and operating new radar for Muscat Airport.

E[macron]AuA The ninth deal struck with Strabag Oman Company, costing RO3,600,000, is to supplement for additional works No.1 for the Adam Airport project in the Wilayat of Adam in the Al Dakhiliyah region.

E[macron]AuA The 10th agreement signed with Development and Maintenance Services Company, at a cost of RO504,930, is for establishing camel racetrack in the Wilayat of Adam.

E[macron]AuA The 11th agreement signed with European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, which costs RO326,100, is on cooperation between the Ministry of Transport and Communication and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.

E[macron]AuA The 12th agreement signed with the Slovakia MicroStep Company, at a cost of RO135,821, involves supplying, installing, inspecting, operating automatic meteorological me·te·or·ol·o·gy  
The science that deals with the phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather conditions.

[French météorologie, from Greek
 station for Salalah Airport.

E[macron]AuA The 13th agreement signed with Lotus International Company, which costs RO141,200, involves establishing offices for meteorology department.

Construction works related to Muscat Airport and other projects are expected to be completed before the end of 2012.

They will start operations at the beginning of 2013, Abdul Rahim bin Salim Al Harami said. Eoe1/4" With inputs from ONA (Open Network Architecture) An FCC plan that allows users and competing enhanced service providers (ESPs) equal access to unbundled, basic telephone services. The Open Network Provision (ONP) is the European counterpart.  

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SAOC Sector Air Operations Center
SAOC South African Orchid Council
SAOC Submariners Association Of Canada (Gloucester, ON, Canada) 

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Jun 23, 2009
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