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GCC in renewed push for rail projects

GCC in renewed push for rail projects

Key construction contracts to be awarded in weeks as Saudi Arabia expands its rail network with 3 new rail lines and the UAE and Qatar rail plans in progress.

September 21, 2011 11:40 by

…financed by the government.

“The railway is important for trade between Qatar and Saudi and the rest of the Gulf and once you have it, everything is possible,” Mee said.

A planned gulf-wide railway network is in the design stage, with construction to commence in 2014, Rumaih said. ($1 = 3.750 Saudi riyals) (By Stanley Carvalho; Editing by Dan Lalor)

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