Muscat issues tenders for Ras al-Hadd airport

07 January 2008
Companies have been invited to bid by 11 February for the development of Ras al-Had airport in Al-Shargiyah, in the east of the sultanate.

The prospective bidders include the local/Austrian Strabag Oman and three Indian firms, Niraj Cement Structurals, Larsen & Toubro, Subhash Projects & Marketing. Two local firms, Bahwan Engineering Company and Desert Line Projects, are also involved, along with China Railway Construction Corporation, and India’s Gammon with Oman Holdings International.

Muscat has allocated RO134m ($348m) for airport projects in its budget for 2008. RO111m ($289m) will be used for consultancy services for Seeb and Salalah airports together with construction contracts for a new runway and terminal building.

Work is also being done on the design of six regional airports, at Sohar, Duqm, Adam, Haima and Shaleem (MEED 4:1:08).

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