- Phase one to assess proposed locations for airport, runways
- Phase two will evaluate weather data, environmental impact and general plan for the airport
Omans Transport & Communications Ministry has floated a tender for a two-phased consultancy contract for the construction of a regional airport and two runways at Dibba and Medha, both located in the northern Musandam governorate.
The first phase entails reviewing the feasibility of constructing an airport across several locations including Harlf, Bakha, Lima and the current Khasab port, with a provision for additional locations that may be suggested by the selected consultant.
A prior study conducted by the ministry has identified 13 possible locations for the new regional airport and this study is now aiming to focus on fewer, more viable locations.
The first phase of the consultancy work also involves assessing the feasibility of constructing two runways in Dibba and Madha, and the clearing of obstacles at the current Khasab airport to allow aircrafts to fly from both directions of the planned runways.
Khasab airport currently serves the Musandam governorate.
A third item for the first phase of the tendered consultancy work will include the undertaking of a geographical survey, as well as a detailed technical and financial evaluation for the proposed locations.
The second phase will involve a detailed evaluation of weather data in the proposed locations, an environmental impact assessment and a general plan for the airport, including proposed facilities that comply with global airport standards and costs.