Bahrain Metro project’s phase one showcased

The project, with an estimated cost between $1bln and $2bln, will cover a total area of 109km

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Workers are seen at the construction site of the new Weinbergtunnel railway tunnel in Zurich November 26, 2013.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Workers are seen at the construction site of the new Weinbergtunnel railway tunnel in Zurich November 26, 2013.

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MANAMA: Bahrain’s ambitious metro project was introduced for the first time to international investors during a virtual event yesterday.

Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Kamal Ahmed chaired the event ‘Bahrain Metro Market Consultation’, in the presence of senior officials including Finance and National Economy Minister Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.

During the event, the first phase of the project including technical studies, finance and legal aspects were showcased as part of the public private partnership (PPP).

The project, with an estimated cost between $1 billion and $2bn, will cover a total area of 109km with four transit lines to be developed in phases.

Phase one comprises two lines with an estimated length of 28.6km and includes 20 stations with two interchanges.

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