Financial bids have been opened for the contract to expand the Sohar-Buraimi road, following the opening of technical offers in early June. Seven companies priced the contract.

Bidders were asked to price three options, covering the first 35.7 kilometres of the route, the remaining 45.7 kilometres and construction of the entire road. For the complete job, which is understood to be the favoured option, the local Gulf Petrochemical Servicesis low bidder at RO 37.9 million ($97.2 million), followed by Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company at RO 44 million ($105.9 million) and the local Galfar Engineering & Contractingat RO 44.8 million ($114.9 million).

The consultant is Pakistan’s Nespak; the client is the Transport & Communications Ministry (MEED 10:6:05).