The first and second phases of Khasab port development project in Oman’s Governorate of Musandam have been completed at a cost of RO1.6 million ($4.14 million), reported Oman News Agency (ONA).

After converting part of the transport port to a fishing harbour, its area has become 92,000 sq m, including the port basin with an area of more than 87,000 sq m, stated the report citing Juma Suleiman Al Shehhi, Head of Khasab Fishing Port.

The port provides an opportunity for the region’s economic growth, facilitates the fishing profession and provides all basic services and facilities, in addition to boosting the fishing industries, said Al Shehhi.

The Khasab Port serves 2,100 local fishermen and the villages in the wilayat. It hosts 1,100 boats, 41 fishing vessels and 59 fish transport vehicles, he added.