The Tender Board of Oman has approved the phase two construction works of Ras al Hadd Airport in the Governorate of South Sharqiyah for RO9.2mn.
During its tenth meeting on November 6, the Tender Board under the chair of Dr Rashid bin al Safi al Huraibi, approved the completed construction works of Package Two for Ras al Hadd Airport for the Ministry of Transport for RO9,161,501.
Package two of the construction project of the airport includes the airside facilities, which covers the construction of a 4km long, 75m wide runway, a taxiway, an apron and a car parking area.
Ras al Hadd Airport is scheduled to be executed in three phases: Civil Works package (phase 1), Airside Infrastructure Package (phase 2) and Terminal Building Package (phase 3).
In 2013, the Ministry of Transport had cancelled a tender for the selection of a contractor for the construction of a terminal at the airport. Ras al Hadd Airport is intended to support eco-tourism projects on Oman’s east coast. The airport will have the capacity of 500,000 passengers per annum and parking stands for six aircraft.
The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) had announced in 2014 that it had conducted operational tests of Ras al Hadd Airport’s runway lighting systems, as well as assessed the runway’s conformity with international standards.
According to PACA, the airport will complement the development of a number of eco-tourist resorts along Oman’s eastern coast, with a concerted effort being made to develop the area in a manner consistent with luxury and eco-tourism.
‘The first and the second packages are completed, tender for the third one was postponed until the establishment of tourist facilities in the region,’ it said.
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