Oman expo centre infrastructure deal awarded
Muscat, April 10, 2013
Omran, the company set up by the Government of Oman to deliver major projects and to manage assets and investments in the tourism sector, has awarded the infrastructure works for various developments at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (OCEC).
The contracts were awarded to Khalid Bin Ahmed & Sons (KAS) - Al Habib joint venture.
The agreement was signed at a special ceremony Nasser Al Jashmi, Omran chairman, and Ali Malalah Habib Al Lawati, Al-Habib chairman. Also in attendance were Eng Wael Al Lawati, Omran CEO; N Surendrakumar, KAS managing director; Said Al Qasmi, chief project Officer at OCEC; and Vijayakumar B, Al Habib general manager.
“OCEC has been making steady progress for its opening in 2016 and Omran has been working systematically to ensure tendering is carried out according to plan, on budget and with particular attention to detail. We have also ensured that Omani companies are given preference in line with Omran’s local development policy,” said Al Jashmi.
The infrastructure works package includes building 4.4-km of single carriageway roads, 1.3-km of dual carriageway roads, six roundabouts, 100 metre Wadi bridge and utilities that include 3.7-km potable and 4.1-km waste water networks, 5-km irrigation and electrical networks as well as telecommunication ducts.
This works are expected to be completed in12 months.
Contracts for the exhibition halls, car parks and the energy centre are expected to be awarded within the next month. - TradeArabia News Service