Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry has invited companies to bid for construction contracts on two ferry terminals in the sultanate.

Companies are set to submit bids on 19 October for the construction of a terminal at Seeb fishing harbour near Muscat.

On 26 October, bidders will submit offers for a contract to build a ferry terminal at Salalah Port in the south of the sultanate.

The prospective firms, each bidding for both contracts, are the Indian companies Afcons and Hindustan Construction Company, Greece’s Athena, Oman’s Desert Line Projects and Sarooj Construction Company, and Malaysia’s Muhibbah Engineering.

In June, the ministry awarded two contracts totalling RO20m ($52m) to build ferry terminals in Khasab and Shinas (MEED 23:6:09).

Sarooj Construction Company secured both contracts, which involve the construction of ferry terminals at Khasab in the Musandam governorate and at Shinas on the northern Batinah coast.

The National Ferry Boats Company will operate the services.