Oman’s Ministry of Transport has announced the opening of a 13-km portion and service roads as part of the Barkah-Nakhal dual highway project.

According to a report by Oman News Agency, the stretch – which starts from Al Saadiyah township in Nakhal region to Wadi Mastal – will help ease traffic movement and stimulate commercial activities between the wilayats of Nakhal and Wadi Al Maawi.

Earlier this year, Oman announced that it was to award contracts worth $630 million for key sections of the Adam-Thamrait Road dualization project, which is a principal carriageway linking north Oman with the Dhofar Governorate in the South.