Oman’s Tender Board granted projects worth $655mn in 2021

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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The Tender Board of Oman has awarded projects at a cost of $655 million in 2021, compared to 1 billion in 2020, with a key focus on vital sectors such as health, education and roads.

The health sector came at the forefront of the industries that acquired the highest share in the tenders that were awarded by the Tender Board in 2021. Most notably the supply of medicines, serums and vaccines for 2022 to the Ministry of Health and 5 other government agencies at $96 million. 

Last year, the Tender Board assigned a project in the airport’s sector to complete the implementation of electromechanical works and equipment related to the facilities of the cargo buildings and the hangar in the development project of Muscat International Airports and Salalah and carrying out the required repairs associated with them, operating and checking the systems and training employees to operate and maintain the hardware and software in the project at an estimated cost of $63 million.

The council also assigned a project to rehabilitate the southern runway and air corridors of Muscat International Airport for $56.5 million. The project implementation period is 16 months, according to the disclosure published on the Muscat Stock Exchange by Julphar Engineering and Contracting, which won the tender.

In the road sector, the Tender Board awarded a project for the design and construction of the “Wadi Al Maih” road in the Wilayat of Al Amerat in the Governorate of Muscat for $49 million.  

The Council also assigned a project to design and implement slope stabilization works on both sides of the 35-kilometer “Argot – Sarfit” asphalt road in the Dhofar Governorate, at $29 million, and a project to remove demolition residues from the Al Batinah Coastal Road – Phase II (Al Suwaiq – Sohar) at $18.9 million. Maintenance of dirt roads in the Governorate of North Al Batinah for a period of 5 years, for $7.7 million.

In the education sector, the Board awarded a tender to offer transportation services for students of Sultan Qaboos University for the years (2021-2022) at about $10.91 million, and a tender for the supply of computers for school students in the social security category at about $9 million.

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