Oman: New Industrial City Proposed
Oman’s Public Establishment for Industrial Estates or Madayn has announced it is proposing building a new Industrial City. It will be built at Al Mudhaibi in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate. It will be one of an increasing network of manufacturing clusters which will help boost jobs generation and GDP growth in the Sultanate. They have invited qualified engineering consultancy firms to bid for its contract to design the infrastructure facilities for the 14 million square metre industrial city. It will be the first industrial park of its kind in the governorate and will provide a manufacturing and processing base for industries focused on commercialising the rich mineral potential of the wider region, among other things. The successful bidder will have to master-plan the development of the new industrial city in several stages and design the basic infrastructure and supervise the overall initial development as well. Construction work on a new industrial city at Ibri in Al Dhahirah Governorate, a first in that part of the country is also about to begin. It will be located on the road leading to the Oman-Saudi Arabia border and will include a variety of industrial, commercial and service activities like light and medium industries, commercial area, administrative offices, industrial workshops and warehouses. They are being built and introduced as part of Oman’s 2040 Vision.