The Ministry of Transport and Communication (MoTC) is currently conducting a feasibility study for establishing a railway link between the mineral rich Dhofar governorate and Duqm port, a senior official told reporters on Wednesday.
Once completed, the project is likely to boost the exports of minerals such as limestone and gypsum from Oman, particularly from Shuwaymiyah region in Dhofar governorate.
“Hopefully, we would complete the feasibility study this year. Design and other studies have already been completed. Other formalities such as tendering and appointment of consultants would happen only after the study is completed,” Abdul Rahman al Hatmi, CEO of Oman Rail, said on the sidelines of a press conference organised by the MoTC at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.