The Muscat office of the UK-based Driver Trett has been awarded two consultancy contracts worth a total of RO1.3m ($3.4) in Oman.

The first contract is from the Public Authority for Electricity and Water. Under the agreement, Drive Trett will provide consultancy and project management services to the authority. The duration of the contract is 60 months.

The second contract was awarded to Driver Trett by the Transport and Communications Ministry. The UK firm will provide project management services on the Al-Hadshah to Al-Hamra road project for a period of 21 months.

The Al-Hadshah to Al-Hamra road project is one of a number of major road projects that the sultanate is currently undertaking.

The ministry recently invited contractors to submit bids for the contract to build the sixth phase of the 265-kilometre Batinah Expressway project.

Contractors have until 6 August to submit bids for the 45km sixth package of the road project. The Batinah Expressway will extend from the current Muscat Expressway to Khamat Malaha, located on the Oman/UAE border. The road will run parallel to the existing Batinah highway.