By Tom Arnold
India's Larsen & Toubro and Oman's Zubair Corporation takes on $243m contract.
A joint venture between Indian construction and engineering firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Oman's Zubair Corporation, has won a $243 million contract to build a hotel and apartments for the Asian Beach Games that will take place in the Gulf state next year.
The construction contract for the hotel and marine apartments includes the building of administrative offices, an athletes' village and a mosque, the company said on Sunday.
Oman Tourism Development Company is overseeing the development of the complex ahead of the games, which Muscat is hosting in 2010.
L&T is the largest engineering and construction company in India.
Zubair is a conglomerate of almost 50 wholly-owned companies, subsidiaries and associates operating in Oman.
The project is the latest of a string of joint ventures between the two.