Oman is seeking companies to build facilities for ferry vessels at the ports of Salalah and Seeb.

The Oman government’s tender board has issued tenders for the design and construction of the two projects. Several local and international companies have collected documents.

The projects will complement other schemes on the Omani coast to redevelop the country’s tourist infrastructure. Muscat is investing heavily in its port and airport infrastructure, as well as new hotel complexes, to attract visitors

Companies must submit bids for the two ferry projects by late October. A contract award is expected by the end of 2009.