Oman awards $205 Million 1st Phase of Al Batinah Coastal Road Project

Oman awards $205 Million 1st Phase of Al Batinah Coastal Road Project

The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology in Oman has signed an agreement worth RO 79 million. This investment is for the design, implementation, and finalization of the first phase of the Al Batinah Coastal Road. The project aims to develop the country’s transport and logistics sector and plays a crucial role in the national economy.

Eng signed the agreement. Hamoud Al Maawali, Minister of Transport, and Mohammed Abdullatif, GM of Consolidated Contractors Company Oman, who will undertake the project. Eng attended the ceremony. Badr Salim Al Maamari, Secretary General of the Tender Board. Eng. Said, that the project holds a special significance as it connects the Khazaen with adjoining wilayats and the Port of Al Suwaiq.

The road will also ease traffic jams in the wilayat of Barka, Al Musanaa, and Al Suwaiq. Also, besides connecting the area with the wilayat of Liwa and Shinas, positively impacting the local economy. The agreement includes the paving of the remaining parts of the carriageway from Barka and Al Suwaiq. Moreover, the construction of a flyover to replace the Al Suwaiq roundabout. And also, the completion of the first part of the first phase, which comprises 30 km. It includes 22 km from Barka to Al Suwaiq Port and 8 km for the part from Sohar Port to Khatmat Milaha. Additionally, four bridges across Wadis, 67 culverts, and service roads on both sides of the road will also be built.

The agreement also covers the construction of a 4-km dual carriageway from Barka flyover to Barka Souq. Also, a 6-km link to the Wilayat of Al Suwaiq, including the construction of the Al Suwaiq flyover across the Al Batinah Highway. It is worth noting that the Al Batinah Coastal Road project begins from the Wilayat of Barka and ends at Khatma Milaha in the Wilayat of Shinas. It is a 244-km road that consists of two phases. The first phase includes two parts: Al-Naseem Interchange in the Wilayat of Barka to Al Suwaiq Port (66 km) and Sohar Port to Khatmat Milaha (67 km). The second phase of Al Batinah Coast Road extends 111 km from Al Suwaiq Port to Sohar Port.

The remaining parts of the road expects to begin construction soon. But after compensations for those whose properties are affected by the project are complete. The Al Batinah Coastal Road project, is a significant move towards developing Oman’s transport and logistics sector and will play a vital role in the country’s economic growth.