Duqm, The Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD) today floated a bidding for developing, managing and operating the Fishing Port and related investment projects, located at the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZD).

SEZAD has invited the local and international companies to participate in the bidding of this project. The last date for purchasing the tender documents is 25 February 2020, with the day, 11 February will be dedicated for a field visit where interested corporates would be able to observe the location of the project.

The bidding's scope of work includes developing, managing and operating the Fishing Port at Duqm, as well as investing in the lands located at the port area.

The Fishing Port at Duqm is the largest of its-kind the in Sultanate with 10-metre depth, 3.3-km long two water breakers, a 1.3-km fixed dock, and 6 floating anchors. In addition, the port includes an area allocated for tourism purposes that are associated with the port, as well as paved roads connecting the port to the Fisheries Zone and other projects within the SEZD.

Developing the Fishing Port project is aimed to take advantage of the prime location of the Fishing Port and the stock of fisheries at the Wilayat of Duqm. Furthermore, this strategic project is distinguished by its outstanding infrastructure including the water breakers, the waterfront and depth of the port, and the Fisheries Industrial Complex. Therefore, the Fishing Port will play a key role towards diversification of sources of income, providing job opportunities for Omanis, promoting the re-export sector, transferring modern technology and creating an added value to the fisheries sector in SEZD.

Source: Oman News Agency