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Oman starts US$143m Salalah port expansion

Ministry begins work to expand general cargo terminal and liquid jetty at port

Oman starts US$143m Salalah port expansion
The 19-month contract was awarded to Hani Archirodon Construction.

Oman’s Transport and Communications Ministry started work on a ORM55m (US$143m) project to expand the general cargo terminal and liquid jetty at Salalah Port, according to a filing on the Muscat Securities Market.

The 19-month contract was awarded to Hani Archirodon Construction, according to the filing. The terminal’s cargo handling capacity will be raised to 20m tonnes per annum of dry bulk commodities, from the current 6.5m, and to more than 6m tonnes of liquid products, the filing said.

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