Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry is inviting companies to submit bids by 7 March for the construction contract of package three at Duqm International airport.

Package three involves the design and construction of a new passenger terminal at the airport that will have a capacity of 500,000 passengers a year when it is complete. In December 2010, South Korea’s Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Company won the $115m second infrastructure package, which involves the airfield infrastructure, including a 4-kilometre runway.

Oman is working hard to upgrade its aviation infrastructure and has projects ongoing at airports in Muscat, Salalah, Adam and Ras al-Hadd.

Construction contracts for new terminals at Muscat and Salalah airports were awarded at the end of 2010. The ministry received prequalification documents from contractors to design and construct terminals at Adam and Ras al-Hadd on 10 January (MEED 10:11:10).