24% of Riyadh Metro work done


By RODOLFO C. ESTIMO JR.  www.arabnews.com

RIYADH: The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) celebrated on Monday morning the arrival of the giant machine called “Jazlah” which is used for digging tunnels for the Riyadh Metro project.

Photo by AFP
Photo by AFP

“We celebrate today the arrival of the drilling machine Jazlah at one of the train stations in Riyadh in the presence of the Italian premier,” said Ibrahim bin Mohammed Sultan, member of the ADA planning board. Jazlah is the fifth of seven machines needed for the project. Among the celebrants was Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who is currently in Saudi Arabia.

He was welcomed by Sultan and other ADA officials and leaders of global companies.

“We haven’t gotten to the advance stages of implementing the Riyadh Metro project but we thank Custodian of the Two Mosques King Salman and Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar for their support,” he said. He added that “it’s a giant project that affects all aspects of life in the city, which operates the program timetable.” More info