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Omran-Damac joint venture begins construction work on waterfront project

Oman - November 11, 2018

A joint venture consisting of Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) and Damac has begun the transformation of Mina Al Sultan Qaboos (MASQ) port. The port will be replaced by an integrated mixed-use waterfront destination that will cost approximately $2 billion. It is set to feature hotels, residences, F&B outlets, retail and entertainment offerings.

According to Omran, the county’s tourism development authority, the project is in line with the National Strategy for Tourism 2040.

Omran said that project planning and place-making research for Muttrah – the district that surrounds MASQ – has already been undertaken. This includes third-party studies, technical evaluation and traffic flow analysis

The granted approvals from Oman’s Ministry of Tourism, embellishment began as the JV prepared sub surfaces for the first phase of construction, Omran said in its statement.

Dr Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, deputy chairman of the Supreme Council for Planning, minister of Commerce & Industry and chairman of Omran, said that the first stage of this project aims to set the foundation for the transformation, enhance traffic management, while establishing the necessary framework that will cement local SMEs’ and Omani nationals’ progressive role within the project.
The joint venture also announced plans to build an on-site discovery center in the first half of 2019. The discovery center is being designed to ‘enrich visitors’ experience.

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