Transporation in Oman is set for a revolution with the much-awaited tender for the preliminary design of Oman's National Railway Network floated recently, paving the way for the implementation of the estimated RO 6 billion project. The Ministry of Transport and Communications, under the leadership of Dr Ahmed Mohammed Salem Al-Futaisi will execute the ambitious scheme. This will, for the first time, add a rail component to the country's multimodal transportation system. The National Railway System is part of the proposed inter-GCC railway network that will run from Kuwait to Muscat, and onward to Salalah and possibly to Yemen. The 1,061-kilometre double-track network will be designed for both passenger and freight transportation, although freight movement will be prioritised in the initial phases of the project.