Expansion of Port of Salalah discussed

MUSCAT: The steering committee of the logistics sector held its 10th meeting under the chairmanship of Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, in the presence of the support team of the implementation and follow-up support unit.
The Chairman of the Committee thanked all the institutions that interacted and contributed positively to achieving the initiatives according to the timetable and performance indicators set for each initiative and project, as well as to review the challenges facing the progress of initiatives and solutions proposed to overcome them.
The committee discussed the expansion of the port of Salalah.
It was agreed that the private sector would invest in increasing the volume of handling by replacing the current cranes in the port with others of high sizes to keep pace with the movement of ships and their sizes that would like to use the port to compete among the ports of the region.
The committee agreed that the private sector should pay the cost of the project.
The committee examined the options of expansion and development of the general cargo terminal so that the implementing agency to provide an integrated plan of action to carry out this expansion in line with the increase in the volume of received goods.
The meeting stressed the need that the owners of projects and initiatives to achieve and implement their works according to the prepared table and according to performance indicators set by the implementation support and follow-up unit. — ONA