Etihad Rail launches Package A of UAE railway network’s 2nd phase

Package A will run for 139 kilometres from Ghuweifat on the UAE border with Saudi Arabia to Ruwais

  
Photo used for illustrative purpose only. Etihad rail, stage one image.

Photo used for illustrative purpose only. Etihad rail, stage one image.

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UAE – Mubasher:Etihad Rail on Wednesday launched construction works of Package A of the second phase of the UAE’s railway network, according to the Emirates News Agency.

Package A will run for 139 kilometres from Ghuweifat on the UAE border with Saudi Arabia to Ruwais, where it connects with the first phase of the network.

“As 2020, the year of preparing for the next 50 years, begins, we launch the construction works for this pivotal national project that will generate a paradigm shift in the country’s transport sector, consolidating the UAE’s position at both regional and global levels,”Etihad Rail’s chairman Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan commented.

Etihad Rail signed a contract with a joint venture of Larson and Toubro Limited and Power China International for the construction of freight facilities for the railway network at a total cost of AED 1.87 billion.

Under the agreement, the two companies will be jointly responsible for the surveying, design, construction, equipment installation, testing, and pre-commissioning of each facility.

Source: Mubasher

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