Consortium consisting of 2 Spanish companies and 2 Saudi companies, with 6 billion 736 million Euros. kazanWithin the scope of the tender, it will reduce the 450-kilometer Mecca-Medina road to 2,5 hours by high-speed train. According to the information given in the Spanish news agency EFE, it is stated that the line connecting the two holy cities of Saudi Arabia is expected to carry 160 passengers a day during religiously special times.
The tender, which was opened on October 1, 2006 and concluded on October 26, 2011 after a long period, was awarded to the Spanish consortium. kazanIt was reported that Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo and Minister of Public Works Ana Pastor also attended the signing ceremony today.
In his speech, Minister of Public Works Pastor said that "it is very important for Spanish companies to take part in international projects, especially in this period of difficult economic times."
The Spaniards, who will build the high-speed train line on the Mecca-Medina line, will supply 300 high-speed trains running at 35 km / h and 12 will operate and maintain this line throughout the year.
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