Projects progressing in North Sharqiyah

MUSCAT: Road projects in the Governorate of North Al Sharqiyah constitute 11.6 per cent of the total length of asphalt roads currently being implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications in a number of governorates. The second part of the first phase of Bidbid-Sur dual carriageway project is one of the most prominent projects currently being implemented. In an interview with the Oman News Agency (ONA), Salim bin Mohammed al Nu’aimi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications for Transport, said that some projects completed in 2016 and others are still under way, pointing out that the ongoing projects were included in the ministry plan for this year.
He added that one of the most prominent projects currently being implemented in the North Al Sharqiyah is parts of the Bidbid-Sur dual carriageway project. “This project passes by the Wilayats of Al Mudhaibi, Ibra and Al Qabil, and some parts of it were opened for the traffic. The project will be completed in 2017, including 24 kilometres from the first phase of the first part, 10 kilometres from the first phase of the second part, 77 kilometres from the first part of the second phase, and 56 kilometres from the second phase in the second part,” he furthered.
“There is also another important project being implemented in North Al Sharqiyah, namely Sinaw-Mahout-Duqm Road, which the ministry opened recently 109 km out of 181.4 km, which represents 60 per cent of the project. The project is divided into two parts, the first part is 81 km long of which 72 km was opened and the second part is 100 km long, of which 37 km was opened. — ONA