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Pacts worth RO579m inked.

Byline: Times News Service

MUSCAT 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 with contractors include development of infrastructure at Muscat, Salalah and other regional airports, Abdul Rahim bin Salim Al Harami, director-general of Meteorology and Air 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]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 (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 (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, 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 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

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Date:Jun 23, 2009
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