Oman plans to build new airport in Musandam

Oman’s government is planning to develop a new airport in the Musandam region as part of its efforts to boost the transport infrastructure in the sultanate.

This will be the country's sixth airport, in addition to Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Duqm and Khasab, according to Times Of Oman.

The government will soon hire a consultant to examine the estimated cost and also conduct a study on the environmental impact of the new proposed airport, it stated.

Minister of Transport and Communications, Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, said the government is pushing ahead with several key development projects covering various sectors including transport, ports, airport and communications.

Work at many of the service projects have reached an advanced stage to meet the economic, construction and population growth in the governorate, he added.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK