Oman's transport ministry opens dualised Taqah/Mirbat road

Oman's transport ministry opens dualised Taqah/Mirbat road
(Picture source: ONA)
Published: 11 January 2018 - 7 a.m.
By: Namitha Madhu

Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications on Wednesday opened the 36km-long dualised Taqah-Mirbat road, which cost about RO40.5mn (US$105.3mn).

H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, accompanied by H E Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar, visited the project in the presence of H E Salim bin Mohammed al Nuaimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications for Transport and a number of other officials, an ONA report said.

The dualisation project includes the construction of three bridges, three tunnels for vehicles, 11 tunnels for animals, a 150m long bridge over Khur Ruri, in addition to two roundabouts.

The ONA report said that the Taqah-Mirbat road project will enhance the capacity of the road network and meet growing tourism needs in the wilayat of Mirbat and the wilayat of Sadah. The dual-carriageway is connected to Tawi/Ateer and Wadi Mibrbat road, as well as the road leading to Samahram archeological site.




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