Kuwait’s $7bn metro gets green light

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By Ed Attwood  www.arabianbusiness.com

Kuwait is pushing ahead with its new metro rail system, with the company in charge of building the first phase of the project announcing that it will begin procurement “shortly”.

Construction of the 160-km Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System Project (KMRT), which will have 69 stations on three lines, is worth an estimated $7bn.
Construction of the 160-km Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System Project (KMRT), which will have 69 stations on three lines, is worth an estimated $7bn.

Construction of the 160-km Kuwait Metropolitan Rapid Transit System Project (KMRT), which will have 69 stations on three lines, is worth an estimated $7bn.

According to a statement provided by the Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB), a government committee recently signed off the feasibility study into the metro.

That study, which was conducted by Ernst & Young, Ashurst and Atkins, covered the railway’s procurement stage, including infrastructure, control systems, rolling stock, depot and operations. More info