(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) on Tuesday signed 16 agreements worth RO182.22mn in the road, civil aviation and ports sectors. Out of the total amount, RO159.09mn has been allocated for roads, RO12.59mn for the aviation sector and RO10.53mn for the port sector.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, said, ''The major agreements that were signed today include the third stage of the South Batinah Expressway, which falls into six packages. It is one of the biggest projects that is being implemented by the ministry.''
H E Dr Futaisi added that the remaining packages of this project will be awarded later.
In the transport sector, six agreements were signed.
The first agreement worth RO122.34mn, which was signed with Simplex Infrastructures, in collaboration with Constructor Engineering, is related to the construction of 46km South Batinah Expressway (third package).
The second agreement worth RO13.95mn, which was signed with Strabag International Oman is on the construction of 19km Wadi al Minqal-Wadi Bani Jabir road in South Sharqiyah.
The third agreement worth RO10.04mn, which was signed with Al Oula International is on the designing and implementation of the 73km Al Ashish-Al Ghaidharanah-Al Mukhtalit road in Dakhliyah.
The fourth agreement worth RO6.67mn, signed with Marmul Contracting and Trading, is related to repairing parts of the Al Lahaiban-Kahnat road and a 22km road link at Wadi Bani Omar in the wilayat of Saham in North Batinah.
The fifth agreement worth RO5.62mn is on the construction of the 6km Ibri-Yanqul dual carriageway (Phase I).
The sixth agreement worth RO445,482 was signed with Durat al Mudeeq Trading for designing and construction of the Lima-Al Rawdha road in the wilayat of Khasab in Musandam.
In the civil aviation sector, the first agreement worth RO8.71mn was signed with JBT AeroTech is on the supply of jetway bridges at Muscat International Airport.
The second agreement worth RO1.82mn was signed with Helzel on the supply of five radars for monitoring waves and sea currents.
Another four agreements worth RO2.04mn were signed to boost services in this sector.
In the ports sector, the first agreement worth RO8.55mn was signed with Assignia Infrastructure in collaboration with Hassan Juma Baqer Trading & Contracting Company at. It is related to the completion of Kassir al Amwaj al Janubi way at Sohar Industrial Port.
The second agreement worth RO842,389 was signed with Parsons International. It is related to the consultancy studies for the project of the main security gate of Sohar Industrial Port.
Another agreement worth RO714,250 was signed with WS Atkins International & Company. This project is related to consultancy studies for developing the Khasab Port area.
The final agreement worth RO429,640 was signed with National Engineering Services Pakistan and is related to consultancy studies for completion of the Kassir al Amwaj al Shamali way at Sohar Industrial Port.