Galfar receives appreciation certificate from the Ministry of Transport and Communications for Al Batinah Expressway project

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Galfar Engineering and Contracting SAOG has received a certificate of appreciation from the Ministry of Transport and Communications for its “outstanding and effective contribution to the completion of Al Batinah Expressway project (packages one and three)”.

Over many years Galfar has demonstrated its exalted capability in undertaking challenging projects and has contributed in the development of the country by building roads across the length and breadth of the country. The company has the competences, experience and resources to carry out large projects through rough and inhabitable terrains.

The certificate of thanks and appreciation from His Excellency Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications said, “This is a recognition from Ministry of Transport and Communications to Ms/Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company SAOG for their outstanding and effective contribution to the completion of Al Batinah Expressway Project (packages one and three). Wishing them continued prosperity and success.”

Al Batinah Expressway was opened to traffic by the Ministry of Transport and Communications recently. The 270 km long Al Batinah Expressway is said to be one of the largest road projects ever undertaken in the history of the Sultanate. The Expressway which begins at the culmination of the Muscat Highway in Halban ends at Khatmat Milaha in the Wilayat of Shinas in the Governorate of North Al Batinah. The four-lane (in each direction) Al Batinah Expressway is built according to the highest international standards and technical specifications. Each lane of the Expressway has three metres of external asphalt shoulders, two metres of internal width, 23 interchanges, 17 overhead bridges and 12 ground passes for vehicles.

The road is expected to reduce distances to governorates such as Al Buraimi and Dhahirah and will be a vital connection to the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf countries. Al Batinah Expressway connects three governorates including Muscat, North and South Al Batinah, through several wilayats such as Barka, Nakhal, Al Mussanah, Wadi Al Ma’awil, Al Awabi, A’Rustaq, A’Suwaiq, Al Khabourah, Sohar, Liwa, and Shinas.

A spokesperson for Galfar said, “We are delighted to receive this certificate of appreciation from the Ministry of Transport and Communications. As a company we are grateful for the trust they have bestowed on us. We are proud to have played a part in the completion of an expressway road that will contribute to the economic, commercial or tourism development of the country. Our specialised team is competent to take on any type of road works at any place and has undertaken many challenging jobs at the most difficult terrains.”

Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG is one of the largest, multi-disciplined engineering, contracting and construction company in the Sultanate of Oman. Established in the year 1972, Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG, has today grown into one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East with a turnover which had also crossed US$1 billion a few years ago. Started in 1989 its Roads and Bridges Unit has successfully completed construction of over 3000 kms of roads in Oman. This unit which undertakes these projects has proven capability of undertaking large roads and bridges projects, including earthworks and infrastructure development works.

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