Project tentatively scheduled to finish by the year 2016, Ministry of Transport and Communications says
Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has announced the tender for dualising the Bidbid-Sur road has attracted major local and international contractors.
So far, the list of bidders include Gharbia Enterprises, Consolidated Contractors Company, Ozkar Construction, Larsen & Toubro (Oman), Yuksel Construction, Strabag Oman, Wade Adams Oman, and STFA, the ministry said.
The project starts from the Bidbid Interchange on the Rusayl-Nizwa dual carriageway and ends at Bilad Sur roundabout in Sur town.
Once completed, tentatively by the year 2016, the project will transform the largely single-lane carriageway into an all-weather motorway with a design speed of 120km per hour.
The $260m Section 2 of the project covers a 132km stretch from Ibra to Sur.