The Omani government has announced plans to progress the implementation of 11 sizeable projects and initiatives under PPP programme during 2024. As per an official release, a key initiative set to make headway is the Salalah-Thamrait Truck Road project, which is underway in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, Communications and IT. Five global companies have been shortlisted to bid for a concession to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain the proposed 67 km long blacktop connecting Thamrait with the Port of Salalah in Dhofar Governorate. The first-of-its-kind carriageway, designed to cater to heavy trucks, is envisaged to operate on a toll system, the release added. Also included in the PPP pipeline is a plan for private-led investment in a road project linking Al Maabela in Muscat Governorate with Thamid in the Wilayat of Bidbid in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, according to the Ministry of Finance. The projects in question, outlined in the 2024 State Budget, span transport & logistics, health, education, agriculture and fisheries, construction and many other sectors.