Oman: Military Bases

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 8th October 2020.

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Photo of Imran Ahmad Khan Imran Ahmad Khan Conservative, Wakefield

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's news story of 12 September 2020, Defence Secretary announces investment in strategic Omani port, what the budget headings are for the £23.8 million announced investment in the logistics hub at Duqm port.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The recent announcement of the UK investment will triple the size of the existing UK base at Duqm port. The £23.8 million investment is a commercial arrangement with the port and will provide the UK with a secure site for an expanded logistics hub.

Investment costs include the lease of the site; construction and installation of the necessary facilities; and project costs associated with delivering the work.

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