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Study on $2.6bn Muscat metro to finish this year

The Muscat metro project aims to stimulate investment and improve infrastructure Unsplash/Tommy Tsao
The Muscat metro project aims to stimulate investment and improve infrastructure

Oman’s transport minister has confirmed that consultancy studies on the $2.6 billion Muscat metro project are expected to be completed by the end of the year.

“The ongoing studies concerning the Muscat Metro are on track for completion by the end of this year,” Times of Oman reported, citing Saeed bin Hamoud bin Saeed Al Mawali, minister of transport, communications and information technology.

The proposed metro line will span over 55 km and include 42 stations.

Last year marked the initiation of the financial bidding process for the first consultancy study, focusing on the phase-1 pre-feasibility of the Muscat Metro.

Additionally, the ministry has commissioned an impact study to assess the project’s socio-economic benefits for the Muscat governorate and the broader economy.

Aligned with the Greater Muscat development plan, the metro project aims to stimulate investment, enhance transportation networks and improve infrastructure.

Al Mawali added that the ongoing studies for a railway link between Oman and Saudi Arabia and the joint railway project between Sohar, Oman and Abu Dhabi in the UAE, are slated for implementation and finalising relevant legislation within the year.

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