The Gulf States to Spend More Than $100bn on Rail Projects

Published October 20th, 2009 - 01:21 GMT

    Owing to the boom in population and increased traffic on the roads,
governments are recognizing the need for quality rail infrastructure as a
means to stimulate and sustain the economy.


    It is approximated that the Gulf States will spend more than US$100bn on
rail projects in the coming years. These projects include the Dubai Metro
system, Abu Dhabi's Surface Transport Master Plan, Saudi's Haramain
high-speed rail link (HHR), the Saudi Landbridge, Bahrain's six lane rail
line and Egypt's rail upgrade programme. With almost every country in the
Middle East announcing plans for infrastructure investment, rail experts from
across the world are fleeing to the region to ensure they are involved in
these ground-breaking projects.


    In an exclusive forum industry experts from across the globe will gather
to hear updates and share strategies on some of the worlds most talked about
rail projects. Rail Infrastructure Middle East 2010, taking place on 17-20
January at the Shangri La Hotel in Dubai, will provide an essential stage for
municipalities, contractors and consultants. Leading speakers include Eng.
Jaber Ali R. Al-Mohannadi, General Manger of the Qatar-Bahrain Causeway
Foundation. He will be joined by experts Mahmoud Al-Khazaleh, Director
General, Jordan Hejaz Railway, Eng. Bassam Mansour, Expert Trains and Railway
Systems, National Transport Authority and many other governmental decision


    Rail Infrastructure Middle East 2010 will act as a forum for some of the
most topical issues facing the industry right now, by providing practical
case studies and exclusive presentations from industry experts.

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