Oman Construction Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Construction from The Report: Oman 2019

As the second-largest driver of non-hydrocarbons growth and the sector that employs the greatest number of people, construction plays a key role in the development of Oman’s economy. While 2017 proved to be a difficult year for the industry, forecasts suggest a return to growth in 2018 and 2019 on the back of higher oil prices and a government-supported diversification plan. For domestic...

Following the global oil price drop in 2014, Oman – like the other GCC states – is pushing ahead with its long-term national development plans that seek to diversify the economy.

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One facet of Oman’s continuing diversification drive is the construction of large, mixed-use developments that combine residential, commercial and office buildings. These spaces are set to support two of the five sectors targeted in the National Programme for Enhancing Economic Diversification, also known as Tanfeedh: tourism and manufacturing...

 

In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of humanity was living in urban areas. Perhaps the most remarkable observation about this trend is the speed at which it has happened: as recently as 1900 urban areas accounted for 13% of the global population. Cities are seen as opportunity hubs for many rural dwellers.

 

As the second-largest driver of non-hydrocarbons growth and the sector that employs the greatest number of people, construction plays a key role in Oman’s economy. While 2017 was a difficult year for the industry, forecasts suggest a return to growth in 2018 and 2019 on the back of higher oil prices and a government-supported diversification...

Following the global oil price drop in 2014, Oman – like the other GCC states – is pushing ahead with its long-term national development plans that seek to diversify the economy.

 

Many large construction projects in Oman are developed under public-private partnerships (PPPs), whereby a state-linked institution joins forces with a private company or multinational to carry out a project in the common interest.

 

Domestic output of both steel and cement has recorded a substantial rise amid recent price pressures, suggesting the supply of building materials will continue reliably at cost-effective levels as the country looks to clear a large infrastructure project pipeline on a tighter budget. With regional demand set to continue growing – by as much as...