Galfar Engineering and Contracting has opened the Taqah-Mirbat road project in Oman, which is expected to enhance better connectivity and contribute to economic growth of the local area.

The scope of work involved the construction of a 36km road linking Taqah to Mirbat in the Governorate of Dhofar. 

HE Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, inaugurated the Taqah-Mirbat road, Muscat Daily reported.

A spokesperson of Galfar stated: “We are happy to announce the opening of Taqah-Mirbat road project which will be highly beneficial to commuters and people who live around the area.

"We thank the Ministry of Transport and Communications for their trust and awarding us the project. The road has been built to a very high-quality standards. The work involved dualisation of the single carriage way that started at Madinat Al Haq roundabout and ended at the newly built Mirbat roundabout on the road to Sadha.”

The spokesperson added: “The new road will also lead to better connectivity to the wider road network and lead to the development and economic growth of the local area. It will also act as a gateway for greater growth opportunities and prosperity for the country as a whole.”

The Taqah-Mirbat road project includes three bridges, three tunnels for vehicles, 11 tunnels for animals, a 150m long bridge over Khur Ruri, in addition to two roundabouts.