Oman’s Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad) has extended to 6 April the deadline for bids for a contract to build its headquarters at the economic zone.

The authority had originally set a deadline of 3 March for the tender, which entails construction and maintenance of the Sezad headquarters building, including civil, structural, mechanical and external works.

Last month, Sezad extended the bid deadline for a tender involving the main building works for the new airport being built in the economic zone. The scope of work on the scheme’s third phase includes the construction of the passenger and cargo terminals, air traffic control complex and related support facility buildings, ensuring the airport is fully functional and ready to use. The deadline for the tender has been extended several times after initially being set for 19 January. The new deadline is now 3 March.

In January, 23 companies submitted documents to Sezad to prequalify for a deal involving the construction of roads, infrastructure and buildings at the commercial terminal and operational zone areas at Duqm port.

In November, the local Renaissance Services issued a design and construction tender for the construction of a new worker’s village at the economic zone.