Oman’s Transport and Communications Ministry has awarded five road projects worth OMR264m ($676.5m) in a bid to improve road infrastructure.

The first contract is worth OMR125 ($320m) and has been awarded to the Turkish Uzkar Atsat Company, in consortium with the Italian Astaldi Group to build the 40km first section of Bidbid-Sur dual-carriageway.

The second contract, worth OMR117m ($301m), has been awarded to the Sizai Turkish Faidhi Akkaya Company, in consortium with Al Habtoor Leighton Group to carry out the 76km second section Bidbid-Sur dual-carriageway.

A’Raseed Trading and Contracting Company won the third contract, worth OMR15.7m ($40m), for the 62km Aidam- Harweeb road in the Dhofar region.

Arab Projects and Transport Company was awarded the fourth, worth OMRO4m ($10m), to build the 34km Al Ajal-Halban road (Bowah intersection) in the Southern Al Batinah region.

The remaining project is worth OMR1.5m($3.9m) and has been handed to the Asas Civil Contracting Company to construct the 22km road from A’Tareef, in the Wilayat of Al Musan’ah, to Jama, in the Southern Al Batinah region.