SPAIN OFFERS EXPERIENCE IN METRO AND HIGH-SPEED RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT TO ABU DHABI

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Spain’s Minister for Public Works, Ana Pastor, met on Thursday in Madrid with the Chairman of the Transport Authority of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nayan, to whom she offered the consolidated experience of Spanish companies in developing infrastructure projects in the emirate such as the metro, the high-speed railway and the network of ports and airports.

The meeting served as a follow-up to the visit made by the Spanish minister in April to the United Arab Emirates accompanying His Majesty, King Juan Carlos.

The United Arab Emirates is planning to create a goods and passenger railway infrastructure with an extension of some 1,200 kilometres, which will partly fall under the so-called Gulf Railway. Moreover, the construction of a high-speed railway line between Abu Dhabi and Dubai is planned as part of this network.

In this regard, the minister underlined that Spain has leading international companies in consultancy, engineering, construction, rolling stock and signalling, as well as sound experience acquired over recent decades.

The urban transport system in Abu Dhabi (metro and light railway) is still at the planning stage. Several Spanish companies are already taking part in these projects and, moreover, the public company Ineco, together with Metro de Madrid, have expressed their interest in participating in developing the future metro network. More info