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Kuwait to start rail project bidding next year

KUWAIT, November 16, 2016

Kuwait Authority For Partnership Projects (KAPP) will start bidding on its ambitious railway network in the first half of 2017 as it is committed to executing the project jointly with other GCC states, said a report.

The project comprises a railway network, which will run from Kuwait City to the airport and marine ports as well as link Kuwait with other GCC states over a 511-km long two-way railway line, reported the Kuwait Times.

The project is being developed as part of the Kuwait National Rail Road System.

One of the country’s key infrastructure development initiatives, it will serve freight and passengers and will have a speed of 120 km per hour (kmph) for the regional lines and a 200 kmph high speed.

The project will be implemented under the build, operate, and transfer (BOT) scheme.-TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Kuwait | Bidding | GCC rail project |

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