Muscat: The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) will celebrate the official opening of Duqm Airport on January 14, it said yesterday.
In a statement, the ministry said, “In conjunction with the Sultanate’s celebrations of the 48th National Day and under the patronage of Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, the ministry will celebrate the official opening of Duqm Airport on January 14.”
Duqm airport connects to the port through a double three-lane road in each direction, providing a smooth and easy link between them, promoting the import and export and transport of goods arriving through Duqm to other areas, both inside and outside Oman.
A dual road linking the port and the main road to Muscat is under construction to facilitate the transport of goods to various parts of Oman and to overseas markets.
Duqm is set to be the heartbeat of Oman’s non-oil economic future, with several manufacturing, shipping, logistics and mining companies to be based there.