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KAEC to build new link road to railway station

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed a contract to develop the initial phase of a road that will connect the Haramain inner-city railway station with the Business Park at Bay La Sun district and KAEC residential communities.

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Kuwait eyes $28bn PPP projects in new plan

Kuwait plans to establish public - private partnership (PPP) projects worth KD8 billion ($28.17 billion) under the new five-year development plan announced recently. The Kuwait Development Plan (KDP) for 2015-2020 will also focus

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Haramain train test run to start in 6 months

The testing of the first line of the high-speed Haramain railway system in Saudi Arabia is set to start in six months, said a report.   It will take place on the line between Madinah and King Abdullah Economic Ci

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Oman ‘may choose diesel engines over electric’

Oman's national railway is likely to be powered by diesel engines, instead of an electric traction as proposed earlier, a report said. The railway lines could be later converted into electric lines, added the report in the Tim

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Saudi council seeks to probe Haramain project delay

Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council has urged the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) to investigate the delay in the completion of the Haramain Railway project, which was scheduled for completion by 2012, said a report.

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Thales in deal to set up Egypt rail academy

Thales, a global technology leader in the aerospace, transportation and defence & security markets, has partnered with the Egyptian Ministry of Transport to set up a rail transport academy.   This deal will support the de

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Oman signs railway consultancy deal

Oman has signed a RO13.6 million ($35.3 million) deal with Italferr, the Italian state railways engineering firm, for consultancy services on the initial design of its multi-billion dollar railway project, its state news agency ONA said.

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Saudi plans $79bn rail investment in 10 years

Saudi Arabia is set to invest $79 billion in key rail projects over the next 10 years as part of its nationwide transportation infrastructure expansion program which will feature one of the world’s most sophisticated rail and metro network

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Tata Steel wins major Saudi rails contract

India's Tata Steel has won an order to manufacture 60,000 tonnes of high-quality rail for a new high-speed line linking the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia.   The new railway will allow

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Mena rail project awards hit $434m in Q1

The value of rail contracts awarded throughout the Middle East and North Africa reached $434 million in the first quarter of 2013, roughly 17 per cent of the total $2.55 billion awarded in the transport sector overall. The value i

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