• Construction

    OBG’s Construction sector analysis highlights investment opportunities in the infrastructure, residential, commercial and industrial segments. Government policies are reviewed along with labour, materials and land costs, trends in bank lending and the public tendering process.
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How much potential is there for the public-private partnership (PPP) funding model to boost major development projects in Oman?

 

The development of a new cement plant at the Duqm Special Economic Zone (SEZ) marks a new chapter in Oman’s cement industry, as two rival domestic companies form a joint venture to target new markets. The two firms made announcements about the deal in mid-August 2016 via statements to the Muscat Securities Market. Oman Cement, which is based...

 

With a multi-billion-dollar pipeline of public sector contracts and significant private sector developments planned for the remainder of the decade, the construction sector remains a highly significant and growing sector of the Omani economy. In the face of substantial headwinds driven by lower oil prices since the middle of 2014, the...

 

The aims of Oman’s latest five-year plan are being realised, as new developments spring up with a focus on the sectors with the most growth potential. Input from both public and private developers is spurring work on major projects catering to the transport and logistics, tourism, manufacturing, fisheries and mining sectors, while new...

Chapter | Construction from The Report: Oman 2017

With a multi-billion-dollar pipeline of public sector contracts and significant private sector developments planned for the remainder of the decade, the construction sector remains a highly significant and growing sector of the Omani economy. In the face of substantial headwinds driven by lower oil prices since the middle of 2014, the government is steering towards a diversified economy, even...

Despite ongoing economic pressures associated with the drop in oil prices, Oman’s diversification strategy and efforts to enhance wider revenue streams are beginning to bear fruit, as witnessed by continued growth in the non-oil sector despite dropping incomes and wider regional instability.