Sultanate of Oman prequalifies international contractors for government Majlis

08 February 2009
The Sultanate of Oman has prequalified six local and international contractors for the construction of a AED700m ($191) government Majlis (parliament) in Muscat.

The contract covers all civil and structural works associated with the project, with a separate contract covering MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) and finishing works will be issued in the future. The client is expected to issue letters of invitation by the 14 February latest.

Known as the Majlis Oman Project, the scope will cover four main elements. The Majlis Oman, which features the parliament assembly hall and the upper and lower houses. The Majlis A’Ddawla will accommodate 150 members of the upper house and its administrative wing. Majlis A’Shura will hold 150 members of the lower house and its administrative wing. The fourth component of the Majlis is the common facilities including committee rooms, library, lecture halls and dining facilities.

The overall project will cover 101,000 square metres. The project will take four years to complete, and will be carried out in two phases of three years and one year.

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