GCC rail network 'likely by 2018'
Manama, October 1, 2013
A plan to make the GCC railway network operational by 2018 is being drawn up, a report said.
Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are already in the process of conducting a feasibility study, which is expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2014.
This was revealed during the 17th GCC Transportation Ministers’ meeting held in Manama, according to the report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
The meeting focused on technical specifications, legislations, railway lines and connection points between member states.
The designs and technical specifications for the network was approved earlier in 2012.
Member states have been urged to review concept maps marking junctions and connection points and make recommendations before the end of the year.
They have also been recommended to complete the draft framework for the project operation, including laws and legislation relating to passenger and freight transport.
Transportation Minister and Economic Development Board acting chief executive Kamal Ahmed chaired the meeting.
He expressed pride in the landmark achievements of the GCC which have won global acclaim. – TradeArabia News Service
More Industry, Logistics & Shipping Stories
- Qatar sets up mixed business incubator
- Non-oil sectors ‘biggest contributors to UAE economy’
- Alba educates customers on best practices
- Spinneys to set up distribution centre at Kizad
- Maritime courses draw more trainees
- Dow to showcase at Dubai coatings expo
- UAE aluminium sector backs Syria refugees
- Asry in big vessel repair milestone
- Flare, Jordan form parent company ‘Aereon’
- Drydocks delivers second MCV for US
- ASIS launches amphibious leisure boat
- Taskforce sought to develop Saudi downstream sector
- DP World launches $200m India project
- RAK 'exploring' ceramics unit stake sale
- Mideast carriers top global air freight growth
- DMCA launches maritime solution apps
- Saudi plans oil-to-chemicals plant at Yanbu
- Sabic gets four bids for JV with Mitsubishi Rayon
- Pentair, IDC launch industrial services JV
- Major maritime conference to be held in Dubai
- GPIC wins key IFA certification
- Gulf rules must aid e-commerce: Aramex
- Gulftainer expands 2013 ops by 50pc
- DMCA to take part in Dubai boat show
- Al Namal to launch eco-friendly chillers
- Abu Dhabi city ports to receive facelift
- Kuwait Styrene posts $180m net profit
- Drydocks set for key energy event
- Aramex launches new address check system
- Toshiba in green push at Bahrain expo