The low bidder is the local Oman Company for Building & Contracting, with a price of OR19.5m ($51m).

The other bidders are Desert Line Projects, Shanfari & Partners, Galfar Engineering & Contracting, National Construction & Trading, Oman Gulf Company, Nasr Arabian Company, Al-Shanfri Trading Company, all local, Austria’s Strabag, South Korea’s Sambu Construction, China Railway Corporation and China First Metallurgical Construction Company.