Ibra Ministry of Transport and Communications is currently executing several road projects in the Governorate of North Al Sharqiyah, the most important of which are Bidbid-Sur dual-carriageway (first stage; two parts) and Sinaw-Mahout road (two stages).
The first stage of 115-km-long Bidbid-Sur dual-carriageway project starts from Al Rusayl-Nizwa dual-carriageway in the wilayat of Bidbid in the Governorate Al Dakhiliyah and extends upto Masroon in the wilayat of Ibra in the Governorate of North Al Sharqiyah.
In 2015, the Ministry of Transport and Communications partly opened for 62-km-long stretch for traffic, including, 18km of the first part and 44km of the second part or 56 per cent of the length of the first stage.
Eng. Salim bin Mohammed Al Nu'aimi, undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications for Transport said that the ministry's projects in the Governorate of North Al Sharqiyah is progressing well as per the preset schedule and hopefully the first stage of Bidbid-Sur dual-carriageway project will be completed by the end of 2016.
He added that work is underway in the remaining parts of the first stage from the beginning of the stage till Al Dasr area in the wilayat of Bidbid and the stretch between Al Mukhtabiyah and Al Yahmadi in the wilayat of Ibra, in addition to the most important and difficult portion, which is part of Wadi wl Uqq.
“Work is also underway in the first and second part of the second stage of the project and hopefully some parts will be opened before traffic in 2016 including the 15-km ring road from after the wilayat of Al Qabil and till the crossroad of the wilayat of Bani Khalid in the Governorate of North Al Sharqiyah, as well as the 12-km-long part from Saih Al Salb to Al Najd in the wilayat of Al Kamil wal Wafi," he said.
One of the major projects implemented by the ministry is the rehabilitation of Sinaw-Mahout Al Duqm road (181 km), especially the existing road is full of cracks and holes.
The 81-km-long ‘first stage’ and 70 per cent of the second stage (100km) of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2016. The project is expected to be fully completed by 2017.
The undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications for Transport said that the ministry is currently implementing Samad Al Shan-Wadi Endam (13km) road and internal roads in Al Aflaj Village (17km) in the wilayat of Al Mudhaibi and works are expected to be completed this year.
"Ibra internal dual-carriageway is currently in study and design stage," Eng. Al Nu'aimi said.