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The Batinah Expressway

17 road projects completed in Oman

MUSCAT, July 3, 2018

Oman has completed 17 asphalt road projects during 2017 and the first half of 2018, said Eng Salim bin Mohammed al Nuaimi, transport under-secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
 
Batinah Expressway, an 8-lane carriageway extending a total distance of 270 km, is one of them, he was quoted as saying by an Oman Daily Observer report.
 
Maintenance work covering 1,486 km of paved roads was also undertaken in 2017, in addition to around 17,000 km of graded roads.
 
The ministry has also started work on 21 road projects aggregating 788 km in length, in various governorates, he said in the report.
 
He said a strategy for the implementation of an integrated public transportation system for the Sultanate continues to be rolled out in a phased manner in line with an approved master-plan.
 
The strategy has already led to the introduction of nine bus routes by state-owned bus operator Mwasalat within Muscat, with a further 17 routes launched outside of the capital city.
 
Also as part of the plan, two licences have been granted for the operation of public taxi services — one to Ebtikar IT for the operation and management of taxis outside 3, 4 and 5-star hotels, and the other to Mwasalat with a focus on providing services outside malls and the Muscat International Airport.



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