Oman invites bids for 500km railway project

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RAIL PLAN: Oman's rail project is expected to be completed in 2017. (Getty Images)

RAIL PLAN: Oman's rail project is expected to be completed in 2017. (Getty Images)

Oman has invited two separate bids for the project management and design work for its 500km long railway project, tender board officials said on Sunday.

"The national railway project invites international companies to bid for project management and design works," a tender board official told Reuters.

The railway system will connect all the ports, airports and free zones in the country and expected to generate a revenue of about $250 million in its first year operation, a finance ministry official said.

The project is expected to be completed in 2017 and the government is seeking to award the construction of the projects in three phases.

"We will invite three separate construction tenders next year. The plan is to award the tenders in 2012 and all three construction phases scheduled to complete in 2017," the finance ministry official said.

The project will build a slow passenger and freight services as well as an express passenger railway lines.

The trains in Oman will be part of the GCC's $20 billion 1,900 kilometer long network.

Every GCC state member will build their own railway lines for the common regional link. (Reuters)

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Hi, Very intresting news, is there any official notification from Oman Govt. on this With best cabe

Posted by: CanIndian

All students and stakeholders within i-FUN ( Intelligent Friends in the University Network) are delighted with the announcement of Oman to join the GCC Rail Project. It justifies our research findings and conclusions on made as early as 2007 at the Centre of Transportation Studies, University of Missouri, St Louis. Intermodal Transportation: Learning to Adapt Technology and Systems for Policy Development in Kuwait and GCC States The research identified distinct trends in Intermodal Transportation in GCC states and examine its evolution primarily in six states: Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Oman. It is optimization of resources that will create a condition for introduction of Intermodal transportation and be adapted to the needs of trade and industry in the GCC customs union effective since 2001. http://www.gust.edu.kw/glf/research.aspx

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