Development of Port of Khassab ‘moving forwards’

As part of its plans to boost transportation in Musandam, the ministry is enabling individuals to operate vehicles in private transport services via apps

The development of the Port of Khasab is moving forward, Oman’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology has announced. The announcement follows tenders launched earlier to manage, operate and develop the port, including aspects related to supplying vessels with fuel, operating piers, connecting the port with global terminals and granting land for investment in the logistics and light industries’ fields.

With a view to link the Wilayat of Khasab with the Wilayat of Daba and, to facilitate the movement of citizens and residents within the Governorate of Musandam, the ministry announced a consultative tender to select a route for the Daba-Lima-Khasab carriageway and to prepare tender documents for project implementation, stated a report by the Oman News Agency (ONA) which quoted a statement from the ministry.

The ministry also said that as part of efforts to enhance the system of transport in the Governorate of Musandam and, to facilitate the movement of members of the public, it will allow individuals to operate their vehicles in private transport services through smart apps.

With regards to air transport, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it will coordinate with concerned departments to utilise Khasab Airport for civil-cum-military services, following the completion of a study to develop the airport and enrich tourism and economic activities in the Governorate. The CAA stated that it has endorsed regulatory terms and conditions for water aerodromes, inviting bids by interested investors to establish an amphibious aircraft company to operate in different sites in the Sultanate, among them Khasab and Daba in Musandam Governorate.


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