Oman Rail, a wholly government owned entity of the Ministry of Finance, has launched a tender for the construction of the Sohar-Buraimi stretch of the Oman National Railway network, marking a pivotal step in the implementation of this ambitious undertaking, Oman Daily Observer reported. All 18 consortiums and joint ventures prequalified to participate in the key Design and Build package of this multibillion project have begun collecting tender documents from Oman Rail’s offices at the start of what promises to be a keenly anticipated competitive tender process. Bids are due in by December 21, 2014. The Sohar-Buraimi stretch, representing Segment 1 of the Oman National Railway network, connects the Port of Sohar to the GCC rail network at the Sultanate’s border with the United Arab Emirates at Al Buraimi and Khatmat Milahah. According to Oman Rail, the 207-km stretch will be implemented in three distinct sections.
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