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Railway along King Fahd Causeway under study

The governments of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are studying the possibility of building a railway line parallel to King Fahd Causeway to ease the flow of goods between the two countries. This is part of a larger 2,177 km Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) railway project that will connect Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and […]

KSA needs 4 million expatriate workers

Saudi Arabia will require more than four million foreign workers during the next 10 years to carry out gigantic industrial and infrastructure projects including the Riyadh-Jeddah railway and build economic cities, a prominent Alkhobar-based Indian businessman said. “Saudi Arabia is a virgin market with many business and investment opportunities. Many giant projects are under construction […]

Saudi Arabia: Tracking rail progress

Vast stretches of desert once tracked by camel trains will soon be spanned by one of the world’s most modern and sophisticated transport systems, with Saudi Arabia now developing a countrywide rail network that underpins the government’s programme to diversify the economy. Data compiled by the Dubai-based news agency Zawya in late 2012 showed there […]

Saudis to award Jubail-Dammam rail contracts this year

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia is expected to award contracts for construction of the planned 115-km (72-mile) rail link between its industrial city of Jubail and Dammam before the end of 2012, a senior Saudi Railway Company (SAR) official said on Tuesday. “Bids were received and they are under evaluation. The project will be awarded before […]

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 […]