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Roads of Oman

Green Mountain, Oman, December 2018

The current Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said Al Said, took over his country in 1970. With planning and support from Britain, Qaboos seized power from his father, and enthusiastically modernised his country with schools, hospitals, housing and added hundreds of kilometres of new roads to a country that had had only six kilometres of paved roads at the time of his takeover.

Not all of the roads are fully paved, but they still bring access to areas that used to be totally isolated for all but those on camel or donkey. Or in helicopter – Charles and Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales, enjoyed the views at the top of Green Mountain before the roads there were completed.

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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 29 March 2019
Posted as part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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