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Gulf railway network at 2,177 km, a boost to logistics services



As plans are underway to establish an ambitious rail network in the Middle East, the GCC General Secretariat issued a tender to establish a 2,177 km-long network connecting the capitals and cities of the Gulf. The route will also carry cargo material; it starts from Kuwait, passes through several cities in the area to reach Muscat via the city of Suhar. The latest tender aims to obtain expertise to develop operational plans for railway projects, transportation and logistics services, collect and analyse data, and specialised studies in this field, while the cost of the project is estimated at US$15 billion, and it holds enormous potential for the region to develop various economic sectors and exploit the potential that the region has in each of them. It is expected that the number of GCC railway users will reach about 8 million passengers annually by 2050.

 

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