In pictures: Oman’s Transport Minister inspects road projects

Muscat: Within the framework of implementing the annual plan of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, and within the program of field visits to the governorates; Today, His Excellency Eng. Saeed bin Hamoud bin Saeed Al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, paid an inspection visit to North Al Sharqiyah Governorate, accompanied by His Excellency Eng. Khamis bin Mohammed Al Shamakhi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology for Transport, and a number of specialists in the Ministry.

His Excellency met with His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Ahmed bin Mashari Al Shamsi, Governor of North Al Sharqiya, in his office, in the presence of the governors of the Wilayat of North Al Sharkia Governorate. During the meeting, a number of development and organizational projects for the transportation sectors in the governorate were reviewed and discussed.

His Excellency the Engineer, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, stressed the importance of roads in enhancing social communication, facilitating traffic and movement of citizens and residents between states and governorates, and supporting various commercial, economic, tourism and investment sectors.

He added that the ministry is currently working on preparing a matrix of national priority roads in the current five-year plan, and other initiatives announced during the ninth media meeting of the ministry, most notably the logistical land bridge initiative and the initiative to link tourist areas to main roads, in addition to the program to repair road networks damage as a result of climatic conditions. Previous and complete current projects.

His Excellency Eng. Khamis bin Mohammed Al Shamakhi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology for Transport affirmed the Ministry’s keenness on integration and partnership with the offices of governors and governors in the development planning of services and projects, indicating the Ministry’s endeavor, through institutional development initiatives, to empower the road departments in the governorates and enhance their powers to accelerate the implementation of the Ministry’s projects in accordance with the program. prepared for it; In addition to developing the asphalt road maintenance program so that national road companies are contracted every five years to ensure the sustainability of the implementation of the program, especially in climatic conditions – God forbid – besides, the Ministry focuses, within its plan for this year, on developing and regulating land transport through several initiatives, the most important of which are Establishing truck scales on the roads to ensure that the loads do not exceed the permissible limits on the roads and to preserve the life span of the road.

During the visit, a number of sites were visited in the wilayats of Ibra, Al-Qabil and Bidiyah, and a number of citizens and their excellencies were met by members of the Shura Council, representatives of the states of the North Sharqiyah Governorate, and members of the Municipal Council, and listened to their needs for road projects and their suggestions.

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