Wednesday 10 February 2016
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Oman to start rail project work in 2014

Oman plans to launch the construction of the first part of a $15 billion rail network in the fourth quarter of 2014, a government official said on Wednesday. "We expect the works will start in 2014 and in the fourth quarter,


Qatar’s road, rail spend to hit $100bn

Qatar will invest up to $100 billion on building roads and railway networks as part of a massive infrastructure drive, a report said. Traffic congestion and accidents owing to the current lack of a railway network in Qatar has pro


Etihad Rail chief executive resigns

Etihad Rail, the developer of an $11 billion railway network in the UAE, said on Wednesday that its chief executive Richard Bowker has resigned. Hazem Mobarak, currently executive director of infrastructure at the company, will replace Bow


2.5m vehicles on Bahrain roads by 2030

Authorities are expecting a five-fold increase in the number of vehicles on Bahrain's roads over the next two decades. There were around 460,000 cars, trucks, bikes and other vehicles on the road by the end of last year, Works Ministry

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