Its strategic location, roughly midway between Muscat and Sohar, coupled with planned connectivity — road and rail — with Omani ports, airports and industrial hubs, and wider GCC markets, will effectively position the South Batinah hub as the nerve centre of the Sultanate’s future logistics industry.
“The South Al Batinah Logistics Hub is key to realising the government’s vision to grow logistics into an important sector of its economy and promote Oman as a regional hub,” said Ahmed al Azkawi, project director of the Supreme Council of Planning, which is overseeing implementation of the initiative. “The project is steadily moving forward with initial phases to be constructed in 2014 and the remaining phases currently undergoing a comprehensive study. Full development of the logistics hub will be completed by 2030,” he said.
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