Thursday 22 June 2017
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GCC rail line construction to take 6-8 years

The construction of a multibillion-dollar long-distance railway connecting all six GCC countries could take between six and eight years, said a report. The first phase of the project could start in Qatar but the system has to be c


Bahrain-Qatar causeway blueprint almost ready

A third redesign of the 40 km causeway linking Bahrain and Qatar, said to be the world's longest man-made bridge, is now in its final stages - 12 years after the project was first proposed. The new BD1.1 billion ($2.9 billion) is ex


Alstom inks Iraq high-speed rail line deal

French engineering giant Alstom has signed a preliminary deal to build a high-speed 150 km rail line linking Basra and Baghdad in Iraq, said a report. The proposed line would involve a 650km network and handle speeds of up to 250km per hou


UAE plans 350km rail line

A 350-km national railway network is being planned by the UAE to ease traffic congestion, a report said. The track will link Abu Dhabi to the east coast and will eventually be connected with the proposed GCC-wide railway network, the Gulf

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