China Railway and Sinohydro Corporation have both been included in the shortlist of six companies to be awarded one of the biggest contracts in the country. The other four companies in the shortlist are Egypt's Societe Egyptienne Denterprises, The Arab Contractors, Larsen and Tourbo of India and local firm Galfar Engineering and Contracting.
"Our two companies are very experienced in building such projects. We have also the technology that is aimed to cut down the cost and we believe our bids are very competitive in comparison with other four bidders," a commercial official at the Chinese Embassy said, declining to reveal the figures.
Oman Tender Board is currently evaluating the bids which were opened earlier this month. The scope of work covers the installation of a 53,000 cubic metre per day sewage treatment plant to be built at Al-Ansab in the capital Muscat. It will also involve the installation of a control system for the entire project and construction of a main collector. A successful bidder will be required to set up various pumping stations and connection to serve a network of 18,000 properties as well as two power generators.
This step is expected to create around 12,000 jobs annually for UAE nationals in 2024 and 2025
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