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$200bn projects underway amid infrastructure upgrade

Projects worth $200bn are underway in Qatar as the country is working on improving its infrastructure, HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh...

Contractors resubmit bids for Stage Two of Etihad Rail

Contractors have resubmitted bids for sections of Stage Two of the Etihad Rail project, but no bids have yet been received for a key section linking the network from Abu Dhabi and on to Oman as part of the wider GCC network

Phase 2 of Etihad Rail on track

The government has released Dh700 million as an initial allotment to start construction on the second phase of the Etihad Rail project, Minister of Public Works Abdullah Bel Haif Al Nuaimi said.

Globe Express Services signs strategic Memorandum of Understanding with Etihad Rail

Globe Express Services (GES), one of the region's leading logistics companies, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etihad Rail , the developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network.

Al Tayer mulls with Indian Minister improving bilateral relations

H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority RTA, stressed the importance of the deep strategic partnership between the UAE and the Republic of India in the economic, business, finance and service fields among others.

Etihad Rail launches three major tenders

Etihad Rail has launched three major tenders for prequalification for the second stage of its nationwide rail project. The master planner behind the UAE’s first rail system has lined up a major design and build infrastructure package for interested parties along with a mechanical tender for the trains systems and a supply tender for switches and crossing.

Etihad Rail signs MoU with Arkan for more efficient transport solutions

Etihad Rail - the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network - today announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Arkan Building Materials Company, an integrated building materials manufacturer, to assess the use of the Etihad Rail network to transport raw materials and distribute its finished products.

Urban rail news in brief

A 1·5 km extension of Istanbul metro line M2 from Darüssafaka to Haciosman opened on May 23, taking the line length to 18 km. The southern extension of M2 from Sishane to Yenikapi over the new Golden Horn Bridge is expected to open in 2014.

UAE's $11bn railway network set to transform country's industry

The Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts that the UAE's non-oil exports will rise by around a third over the next five years, to $294bn by 2016. Much of this increase will come from intra-Arab trade, and the new rail network will certainly be expected to do its part to speed transaction flows across the Middle East.

Dubai Metro 2010

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