May 22 2012
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Qatar to invite RFPs for metro project next month
As many as 70 global companies had expressed their intent to bid for various parts of the metro project, of which 35 have pre-qualified, the official said. All companies intending to participate would need a local partner, the person said.
Qatar is aiming to complete the first phase of the railway in time for the 2020 Olympics in the event it wins the bid to host the event. The country has been on an accelerated program to complete the metro project before the Fifa World Cup 2022.
The project aims to integrate Qatar's various planned railways into a comprehensive and consolidated national railway system, and is part of the government's plan to connect Qatar to other GCC countries, according to the Zawya Projects Monitor.
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