Sezad signs 4 deal worth RO85mn for infra development

Muscat - 

H E Yahya al Jabri, chairman of the board of directors of Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad), lat week signed four agreements to implement a number of infrastructure projects in the economic zone at a cost of about RO84.7mn.

The signing of the agreements is part of Sezad's efforts to complete infrastructure projects within the Ninth Five-Year Plan and development until 2020 and make Duqm a city that attracts business activities and investments and a favourite destination for work and residence.

The agreements are also part of Sezad's plans to set up a system to drain surface water and provide appropriate protection for projects in the zone. These include the construction of protection dams and major and secondary drainage channels with capacities sufficient to drain wadi water through collecting rainwater and discharging it in the sea in a safe manner.

The first agreement relates to the construction of two protection dams; one over Wadi Jarf of 19.4m high and 1.6km long with a storage capacity of 32.8mn m3, and other one on Wadi Sai of 16.4m high and 3.3km long with a storage capacity of 17mn m3. Premier International Projects Co has been awarded the project at a cost of RO27mn and is expected to complete it by the end of 2019. Mohan Babu, managing director, signed the agreement on behalf of the executing company.

The second agreement was signed with the joint venture of Serka and Rajab & Aidi Earthmoving Co for the construction of two drainage channels at a cost of RO49.7mn.

Hunkar Adali, authorized representative of Serka, and Fathi Said Ayedeh, authorized representative of Rajab & Aidi Earthmoving Co, signed the agreement.

The agreements signed by Sezad also include the construction of an interface roadway project at Duqm (section 4) at a cost of RO7.2mn which has been awarded to Al Hajri Trading Co, whose chairman Nasser al Hashar, signed the agreement on its behalf.

The fourth agreement was for the construction of a service road in the tourist area in Duqm at a cost of RO752,000. Simon Karam, CEO of the executing company Al Sarooj Construction, signed the agreement on behalf of the company.

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