Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communication has received bids for a contract to build a road between Teetam and Qafout.

The Ministry received bids from 15 contractors for the road deal.

The local Nasr-Arabian Company submitted the lowest bid with a price of OR13m ($33.8m). This was 18.1 per cent lower than the OR15.87m price submitted by the second lowest bidder, the local Al-Raseed Trading & Contracting Company.

The local Shanfari & Partners submitted the third lowest bid with a price of OR15.99m.

The other bidders for the contract are:

  • The local Desert Line Projects
  • Turkey’s Ozkar Insaat Sanayl Ve Ticaret
  • The local Galfar Engineering & Contracting Company
  • The local Sarooj Construction Company
  • Russia’s Transstroy Engineering
  • Iran’s Kayson
  • South Korea’s Sambu Construction Company
  • Iran’s Tossar Construction Company
  • The local Oman Gulf Company
  • The UAE’s National United Engineering Construction
  • Turkey’s Yuksel Insaat
  • Spain’s Hispanica

The transport ministry also recently awarded three contracts totalling OR64.1m ($166m) for construction works on the Nizwa to Thumrait road.

The ministry split the fourth phase of the rehabilitation works on the Nizwa to Thumrait road into three separate packages.

Indian firm Larsen & Toubro won the first package with a bid of OR8.1m, the local Nasr-Arabian Company won the second package with a bid of OR24m, and the local Oman Gulf Company was awarded the last package with a price of OR31.9m (MEED 9:5:10).