Kuwait Commences Work on Gulf States Railway

Published August 27th, 2018 - 10:31 GMT
Kuwait is working to complete the project on the specified date under the GCC's general secretariat plan, said the report. (Shutterstock)
Kuwait is working to complete the project on the specified date under the GCC's general secretariat plan, said the report. (Shutterstock)

Kuwaiti officials have started work on the 111-km railway project that will connect the country to the rest of the GCC, reported Al Anba newspaper citing senior sources.

Phase One of the project will see a new line being built to Nuwaiseb on the Saudi border and a 153-km-long line linking Kuwait City with Boubyan port at an estimated cost of $3 billion, they stated.

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Kuwait is working to complete the project on the specified date under the GCC's general secretariat plan, said the report.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar will operate the new Gulf States Railway in 2021, while Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman will take over in 2023, it added.


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