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The Saudi Binladin Group won a contract to build a rail line linking the Haramain train route with a metro in Mecca
Drilling work for Qatar’s Doha Metro will start at the beginning of 2013, Saad Al Mohannadi, Qatar Railway Development Co.’s chief executive officer said.
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board & Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has recently received H.E. Rainer Bomba, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building & Urban Development, and H.E.
Iraq has invited foreign companies to compete for a $450 million monorail project in the southern holy city of Kerbala, which hosts millions of Shi'ite pilgrims each year. Iraqi officials have ambitious plans for rail lines, including one for a multibillion-dollar Baghdad metro. None has yet been built as the government struggles to provide basics like electricity and water.
The organisations responsible for developing rail transport in the emirate have been restructured, with the aim of shortening decision making processes. Planning is underway for a passenger rail network as well as a metro which would connect central Doha with the airport and football stadia which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The award of the Mansuriyah plant contract to Alstom, which is already taking part in Iraq projects such as the Nineveh power plant and the Baghdad metro, was announced as part of a visit to Iraq by French Trade Minister Pierre Lellouche.