Muscat – The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT) launched a matrix for identifying and prioritising road projects on Monday.
The aim is to devise a methodology with clear-cut and approved standards for improving the governance system of road construction and maintenance projects.
According to the ministry, this matrix will serve as a guide to prioritise the implementation construction and restoration of roads. It will assist in decision-making processes before submitting projects to the authorities responsible for approving annual government plans and related budgets.
The matrix seeks to ensure transparency and fairness in distributing road projects among governorates of Oman in a manner that also ensures the accomplishment of economic and social development goals.
The matrix comprises six main criteria that are applied to projects listed as priorities by the ministry. These criteria include the strategic, economic, social, technical or engineering, environmental and construction and maintenance cost. This is in addition to sub-criteria attached to the objectives of each criterion.