Oman Transport

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Oman is stepping up investment in air transport, announcing the arrival of a new fleet of aircraft, routes to North Africa and Europe, and an expansion of existing flight services as part of a strategy to support growth in tourism and logistics.

The effects of lower oil prices continue to be felt in Oman, with budget cuts and spending rationalisation still in evidence across the board. However, higher commodity prices in late 2017 and into early 2018 should provide a welcome boost to state revenues.

 

How is the transport industry currently positioned for expected growth?

 

Port automation and the modernisation of freight handling capacity in Oman is keeping pace with large development projects at Duqm and Sohar. Improvements in operational performance are the essential incentive to automate port container terminals, making them more productive and allowing for increased quay use and yard densities that result in...

 

Airport infrastructure is developing quickly in Oman, with over $12bn invested in the sector since 2010, and another $6.1bn earmarked through 2020-21 to support the completion of new regional airports and major terminal projects at two international airports. Oman currently operates three regional airports at varying levels of completion, one...

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