OMAN’S INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE RISE

International firms are lining up to cash in on Oman’s plans to build its $12bn vision of trains, planes, pipelines and ports. Omanis investing in a huge supply chain and logistics network across the country that will create lucrative business opportunities in the transportation sector. The flagship of Oman’s transportation system is the $6bn 2,250 km long railway, for which the tender has already been issued. Oman is banking on its three ports in Duqm, Salalah and Sohar to help with the planned supply chain. The Ministry of Transport and Communications is also planning to expand Muscat and Salalah International airports and will build additional airports in Adam, Ras Al Hadd. Two more new airports in Sohar and Duqm are close to completion. The work on the six airports is expected to cost over $7bn completed by 2015.

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