MoTC floats ten­ders for docks, live­stock barns at Shi­nas Port

Devel­op­ment set to fa­cil­i­tate re­gional trade and tourism in North Bati­nah

Muscat Daily - - NATION - Our Cor­re­spon­dent

In a bid to trans­form Shi­nas Port into a port city fa­cil­i­tat­ing re­gional trade and tourism, the Min­istry of Trans­port and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions (MoTC) has floated two ten­ders. The first ten­der is for de­sign, man­u­fac­tur­ing, and in­stal­la­tion of float­ing pon­toons, while the sec­ond ten­der is re­lated to the con­struc­tion of new live­stock barns at the port.

The ten­der comes in the wake of Supreme Coun­cil for Plan­ning ap­prov­ing the master plan for the port’s devel­op­ment in phases.

The min­istry added that the first ten­der will in­clude the pro­cure­ment of new steel pon­toon with a ca­pac­ity to with­stand load of three tonnes/sq m, in ad­di­tion to the cur­rent piers. The project con­sists of three main float­ing pon­toons 20m long and 4m wide as well as a sec­ondary pon­toons with the same mea­sure­ments. “These pon­toons will help the port re­ceive more dhows and com­mer­cial ships,” the min­istry stated.

The sec­ond ten­der will help the port to re­ceive more live­stock car­ri­ers com­ing from the neigh­bour­ing coun­tries by es­tab­lish­ing 41 barns, in ad­di­tion to con­struc­tion of al­lied build­ings.

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