Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry is inviting companies to submit bids by 30 May for the expansion of Farq roundabout.

The roundabout is located on the road that runs between Marfa and Daris. The project will also involve expanding the existing one-lane road so that it is a dual carriageway.

Oman is currently upgrading and expanding many of its major roads to support the planned developments of its key transport hubs, including airports, ports and the construction of a railway network.

The ministry is also currently developing the road between Nizwa, in the northeast of Oman, to Thumrait, in the southern area of the sultanate, into a dual carriageway.

In December 2010, the Transport and Communication Ministry tendered the contract to provide consultancy services on the project to turn the Adam to Thumrait section of the Nizwa to Thumrait road into a dual carriageway (MEED 8:12:10).