IRJ at Middle East Rail, Dubai: The United Arab Emirates has reaffirmed its commitment to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Railway project, confirming that it will complete its connection to the Saudi network within four years.
IRJ at Middle East Rail, Dubai: Kuwait’s Public Authority for Roads and Transportation (Part) is planning to implement the first phase of the country’s national railway network as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) as it seeks to complete its section of the Gulf States Railway by the mid-2020s.
TRANSPORT ministers from the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states will meet in the Saudi capital Riyadh next month to discuss a new completion date for the planned 2177km Gulf Railway now that it is recognised that it cannot be completed by 2018.
DELEGATES at this week's Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Rail and Metro conference, hosted by the Oman Ministry and Transport and Communications and the GCC Council, have agreed to prepare a detailed study for the creation of a development fund to promote sustainability in the GCC railway sector.
THE higher committee of Kuwait's Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB) has approved the feasibility study for Kuwait City's proposed metro network, and will invite expressions of interest (EOI) soon for the systems and rolling stock contract.