Kuwait to facilitate 2,117km GCC Railway Network

Kuwait to facilitate 2,117km GCC Railway Network :Kuwaiti minister said be co-operating with other Gulf states to implement the GCC railway networ to facilitate the movement of individuals and commodities across the six states.

The planned 2,117 km-long railway will start from Kuwait and go all the way towards Dammam city in Saudi Arabia, where it will bifurcate into three lines – one to Manama in Bahrain, another to Doha in Qatar and a third to Abu-Dhabi and Al-Ain in the UAE and the Muscat in Oman.

“The GCC leaders instructed their respective governments to attach great importance to this vital project, which will facilitate the movement of individuals and commodities among our countries.” Kuwaiti Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Ali Al-Omair said Thursday following a meeting of the GCC ministers of transport and communication at the GCC Secretariat, Kuwait News Agency reported.

“The meeting discussed the progress made in this mega project,” he said, adding that some GCC members have finalised the design and have started implementing the project.

Some others, he said, are still working on the design.

“We have also discussed the GCC partnership in navigational assistance and standard controls for licensing the ship inspecting companies, as well as the single guidelines for traffic controllers,” he revealed.


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