Ibra: Work of the first phase of Bidbid-Sur Road Duality Project was reviewed by Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications. The Minster of Communication and Transport was accompanied by Eng. Salim bin Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications for Transport, a number of ministry officials, engineers of the executing committee, and representatives of the local media.
The minister was briefed on the work carried out in the first two parts of the 115 km first phase, starting from the intersection of Bidbid with the duality of A’Rusayl Nizwa Road, through the Wilayat of Sumail in the Governorate of A’Dakhiliya and the Wilayats of Al Mudhaibi, Dima Wa al Taeen, until Masron intersection near Ibra Referral Hospital in the Governorate of North A’Sharqiyah.
Dr. Al Futaisi said, “Parts of the first phase of the project were opened and for the second part of this phase, particularly beyond Wadi Al Ouq towards Ibra in the Governorate of North A’Sharqiyah, adding that a small part (5 km) is left in Al Haima area, and it is expected to be opened in March, thus we have completed the second part of the first phase of the project with about 70 km long.”
He added that the first part of the first phase, which is going through Wadi Al Ouq, an area with a difficult geographical terrain, has led to the delay in the opening of the project on time.
Its opening was planned at the end of 2016.
Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, said that large landslides had occurred in the middle of Wadi Al Ouq after a large part of it was completed.
The ministry had to seek assistance of experts and professors from Sultan Qaboos University to find out the reasons behind those landslides and to study the whole project in terms of traffic