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Development boom as 36 pacts worth RO205.5m signed in a day.

MUSCAT: Thirty-six agreements to develop the infrastructure of ports, marine affairs, roads and civil aviation sectors at a cost of RO205,559,481 were signed at the Ministry of Transport and Communications yesterday.

The agreements were signed on behalf of the Sultanate's government by Dr Khamis bin Mubarak Al Alawi, minister of transport and communications, and the general managers of the contractors. The major agreements include an agreement with Dawoo Engineering and Contracting in partnership with Galfar Engineering and Contracting company, worth RO170,168,229, related to construction of dry dock at Al Duqm Port in the Al Wusta region.

The second agreement with Consolidated Contractors Oman, worth RO4,956,314, is related to the additional variation order No. 2 of the project to construct the infrastructure of Sohar Industrial Port.

The third agreement with Haskoning UK Ltd and Khateeb and Elmi Al Barakah for Economic Consultancy, worth RO1,695,640, is related to the consultancy service for the design and supervision services as well as operation and management of the new port and dry dock construction in the wilayat of Al Duqm.

The project also includes the design and supervision of the marine works at the port.

The fourth agreement worth RO925,165 is related to the variation order No. 2 for construction of berths at Sohar Industrial port (Phase 3).

The fifth agreement with Teejan Trading and Contracting Company, worth RO499,039, is related to the variation order No. 3, for the arrival terminal for tourists and passengers at Sultan Qaboos Port.

In the field of roads, Al Alawi signed the first agreement with Caison Contracting Company, worth RO7,323,812 related to Khasab/Lima/Diba Al Baiah first part/Khasab/Al Khalidiyah 21.6km road.

The second agreement with Khalid bin Ahmed & Sons company, worth RO3,340,295, is related to the additional variation order No. 5 for the design and construction project of Al Lihiban road in the wilayat of Saham to Kahnat in the wilayat of Ibri.

The third agreement with Arab Projects and Transportation Oman Company, worth RO3,321,626, is related to the additional variation order No. 2 and 3 for the construction of Wadi Dema road project in the Sharqiyah region.

The fourth agreement with the Gulf of Oman company, worth RO1184.666, is related to the additional variation order to the design, construction and lighting of the internal roads project in the wilayat of Maqshan.

The fifth agreement with Strabag Oman Company, worth RO969,506, is related to repair of the damage resulting from the adverse weather conditions on BidBid/Sur road opposite Sur Hospital. It is related to the construction of new box culverts with 4x4m openings.

The sixth agreement with Al Shanfari Trading and Construction Company, worth RO945,686, is related to the additional variation order No. 2 on the design and construction of Al Ghaizin/Maskan road project.

The seventh agreement with Al Raseed Trading and Contracting Co., worth RO900,000, is related to the additional variation order No. 1 for maintenance of the graded roads at the mountainous areas in Dhofar governorate.

The eighth agreement with Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company, worth RO789,330, is related to the additional variation order No. 4 for Rustaq/Maskan road project.

The ninth agreement with Strabag Oman, worth RO761,000, is related to the additional variation order No.1 for the design and construction of Al Haj/Filam road in the Al Wusta region.

The 10th agreement with Al Nasr Al Arabia Company, worth RO700,000, is related to the additional variation order No. 1 for the annual maintenance of the asphalt roads in Dhofar governorate.

The 11th agreement with Al Sarooj Construction Company, worth RO579,590, is related to the design, construction, re-alignment and improving the hurdles of a number of graded road projects in the Al Sharqiyah region.

The 12th agreement with Khalid bin Ahmed & Sons company worth RO572,640, is related to repair of the damage on Falaj Al Mashaiekh road in the wilayat of Jalan Bani Bu Hassan, which was affected by the adverse weather conditions.

The 13th agreement with Wadi Al Sheab Trading and Contracting Company, worth RO459,795, is related to the design and construction of a 4-km road project in Fanja town.

The 14th agreement with Arab Projects and Transportation Oman Company, worth RO452,377, is related to the additional variation order No. 1 related to the construction of the second part of Al Ashkhara/Shannah road project, from Khuwaimah to Shannah.

The 15th agreement with Oub Hail Trading and Contracting Company, worth RO400,000, is related to the additional variation order No. 1 for the maintenance of a number of graded road projects in Dhofar governorate.

The 16th agreement with Oman for Building and Contracting Company, worth RO264,000, is related to the additional variation order No. 1 for the design, implementation, paving and lighting project for a number of internal roads in the wilayat of Shaleem and Halaniyat Islands in Dhofar governorate.

The 17th agreement with National Pakistani for Engineering Services and Partners Company (NASPAK) worth RO531,705, is related to the consultancy service for the supervision of the design and construction of a number of internal roads in the wilayat of Sumail (1, 2 & 3).

The 18th agreement with the same company, worth RO423,130, is related to the consultancy service for the supervision of the design and construction project for a number of internal roads in the wilayat of Izki and the wilayat of Nizwa (1, 2 & 3).

The 19th agreement with Parsons International & Partners Company, worth RO405,000, is related to the consultancy service for the design and supervision of dual carriage way from Farq roundabout to Merfaa Falaj Daris in the wilayat of Nizwa.

The 20th agreement with the same company, worth RO376,800, is related to the consultancy service for the design and construction of a number of internal roads in the wilayat of Dema wal Tayeen, as well as the design and construction of a number of internal roads in the wilayat of Ibra 2.

The 21st agreement with the same company, worth RO371,800, is related to the consultancy services for the design and construction of a number of internal roads in the wilayat of BidBid, as well as the design and construction of a number of internal roads and connections at Rahba in the wilayat of Sumail and BidBid.

The 22nd agreement with the same consultant, worth RO282,000, is related to the consultancy services for the repair of the damage resulting from the adverse weather conditions on Sur Bahari road, Sur Al Aija road and Ras Al Hadd/Asila road.

Al Alawi also signed the 23rd agreement with National Pakistani for Engineering Services and Partners company (NASPAK), worth RO229,000, for the provision of the consultancy service for the supervision of Al Maladda/Al Hazm dual carriage way project.

The 24th agreement with W. S. Atkins International and Partners Company, worth RO210,000, is related to the consultancy service for the design of asphalt road project from Wadi Al Minqal till Bani Jabir in the wilayat of Sur.

The 25th agreement, worth RO178,660, is related to the design and construction of a number of internal roads in the wilayat of Bahla (1 & 2).

The 26th agreement with Engineering Consultancy Services Company, worth RO175,000, is related to the consultancy services for the supervision of the design and construction of a number of internal roads in the wilayat of Mudhaibi, the design and construction of a number of internal roads in the wilayat of Ibra.

The 27th agreement with the National Engineering Office, worth RO143,630, is related to the consultancy services for the supervision of the design and construction of Misbit, the wilayat of Sumail and the wilayat of BidBid road.

The 28th agreement, worth RO132,700, is related to the consultancy services for the supervision of the design and construction of a number of internal roads in the wilayat of Wadi Bani Khalid.

The 29th agreement with Consir & Partners Company, worth RO129.750, is related to the consultancy services for the supervision of the design and construction of road project in the wilayat of Sur. Al Alawi also signed an agreement with Comsoft GMPH, worth RO388,425, related to the supply, installation and test of automatic transmitters. He also signed an agreement with Carillion & Alawi, worth RO273,425, related to the supply and installation of a temporary security boundary at Muscat International Airport.

The signing ceremony was attended by the undersecretary for transport at the Ministry of Transport and Communications, undersecretary for ports and marine affairs at the Ministry of Transport and Communica-tion and a number of officials at the ministry. -- ONA

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