Tuesday 23 October 2018

Saudi Arabia unveils new rail network expansion plan

RIYADH, November 2, 2017

The Saudi government has developed a comprehensive plan for expanding its rail network, which includes building a railway line between the cities of Abha and Jizan, said a report.

One of the key projects under this plan is the landbridge, which will be offered to the private sector to build and operate it, reported Arab News, citing a senior minister.

"Although projects like building a railway in the southern region require a longer construction period, they are part of the Ministry of Transport’s main plan," remarked Nabil Al Amoudi.

“The ministry is working on two approaches: The first includes the privatisation of processes and maintenance of the current railways, and the second includes building new rails,” he added.

Tags: Saudi Arabia | Expansion | rail network |

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