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Foreign and local firms line up for Makkah Metro deals

Several alliances of local and international companies have started submitting prequalification applications to join the bidding process for the Makkah Metro service project. “Fifteen national and multinational consortia have submitted their eligibility documents to be qualified for bidding for the civil works of the Phase 1 of the Makkah Metro project,” said Makkah Mayor Osama […]

Riyadh Metro on track: Contract worth USD8bn awarded

The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) has awarded the FCC-led consortium one of three contracts to build the Riyadh metro, the longest subway system under development in the world (176km). Infrastructure and environmental services group FCC said in a media statement today that it has been awarded one of the contracts to build the metro, which […]

SAR62bn Makkah metro project launch in 2014

The SR 62 billion new Makkah public transport system, including a metro with four lines and 88 stations and a fast bus service network, will bring about dramatic improvement in transport of pilgrims and citizens in the city, said Makkah Mayor Osama Al-Bar. He said the first phase of the project, costing around SR 25.5 […]

Momentum builds for metro projects

A number of cities in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia are pushing forward with plans to develop metro networks. The number of pilgrims visiting Saudi Arabia for hajj or umrah pilgrimages is set to boom in the coming years and will place unique pressures on the country’s transport infrastructure. More than 3 million pilgrims visited the kingdom […]

Work starts from the ground up in Qatar

Large-scale tunnelling schemes will provide base for Qatar infrastructure ahead of the Fifa World Cup Doha is about to become the tunnelling capital of the Middle East as it moves forward on a series of multibillion-dollar infrastructure schemes ahead of the Fifa 2022 World Cup. The projects that involve large-scale tunnelling works are the Doha […]

Preparations for public transport in Riyadh in full swing

RIYADH – Prince Khaled Bin Bandar, Emir of Riyadh region, has said that studies and preparations for introducing public transport system for the capital city are in full swing. “The system, which consists of networks of trains and buses, will ease traffic flow and put an end to congestion,” he said. The Emir was speaking […]

Saudi Arabia sets down major transport plan

Source: ConstructionWeekOnline KSA’s Council of Ministers has agreed on a new transport system that is designed to ease congestion in the Kingdom’s major cities, improve public transport and spur economic and social development. The plan will be rolled out in stages and will begin in Riyadh with new buses and trains. Details of the project […]