Muscat – In its fifth meeting of the year, the Tender Board, chaired by H E Dr Said Mohammed al Saqri, Minister of Economy, approved important projects, on Wednesday, the total value of which exceeds RO488.7mn.
Some of the approved projects are:
Oman Cultural Complex: The board cleared RO147.8mn for the design and construction of the complex.
Muscat Winter Wonderland: An allocation of RO6.9mn was granted for implementation and marketing of winter festival activities.
Expo 2025 Osaka: RO6.6mn was sanctioned for the sultanate’s pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai in Japan.
Healthcare support: RO130.6mn was sanctioned for import of medicines, vaccines and serums by the Ministry of Health.
Infrastructure enhancements: Several infrastructure projects got the green light, including the first phase of the Batinah coastal road in North Batinah and South Batinah for RO78.95mn, dualisation of Al Ansab-Al Jifnain road for RO53mn, and a new Ministry of Health building for RO7.85mn.
Salalah developments: In Salalah, approved projects include construction of the Atin Road intersection on November 18 Street (RO7.5mn), Sultan Taimur Street dualisation (RO6.2mn) and Al Farouq Street dualisation (RO4.9mn).
Infrastructure expansion: Projects include the design and implementation of Wadi Bani Jaber Road (Phase II) for RO4.4mn, allocation of a channel on Arabsat Badr-6 (RO4.1mn), drainage network construction in Salalah (RO3.9mn) and air traffic management system maintenance (RO3.5mn).
Local roads: RO3.4mn has approved for paving internal roads in Bidiyah, North Sharqiyah.
Sports infrastructure: Preparations for the Hockey5s World Cup in Amerat received funding of RO3.1mn.
Healthcare personnel: The board allocated RO995,000 for healthcare staff, nutritionists and technicians for Dar al Aman al Khoud, affiliated with the Ministry of Social Development.
Additional consultation services: RO1.6mn was approved for engineering consultation services for Oman Botanic Garden and RO160,000 for the Al Nama Hospital project in North Sharqiyah.