Turkey’s Makyol has won a RO125m ($324m) contract to build the first phase of the Batinah coastal road in northern Oman.

The works involve the construction of a dual carriageway with a length of 126 kilometres.

The first section involves 60km of dual carriageway from Barka to Widam. The second section covers 66km from the Sohar industrial area to Khatmat on the Fujairah border with the UAE (MEED 18:2:09).

Pakistan’s Nespak is the consultant. The Supreme Committee for Town Planning is the client.

The other bidders for the contract were China Gezhouba Group Company Limited and China Harbour Engineering Company (China), Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), the local Galfar Engineering & Contracting, India’s Nagarjuna Construction Company, the local/Austrian Strabag Oman, and Malaysia’s WCT.