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Kuwaiti set to launch Metro project

Kuwait has cleared most obstacles delaying its USD multi-billion metro project and it will be launched soon, a newspaper in the oil-rich Gulf emirate said on Wednesday.

Oman's $3bn Railroad Project to Dilute Iran Oil Risk in Hormuz...

Oman is preparing to raise funds for a $3bn railroad project: its leg of the so-called Gulf Cooperation Council Railway which is expected to span 2,173 kilometers, from Kuwait to the shores of the Indian Ocean by 2018.

Going Underground

Metros are being built in all sorts of unlikely places, such as the Gulf: Dubai’s system opened in 2009 and Mecca’s a year later. Now Abu Dhabi, Doha, Bahrain, Riyadh and Kuwait City have plans in progress; that they have plenty of oil to fuel their cars is not stopping them from trying to become greener.

Region’s Metro Project in focus

The British Business Forum (BBF), the voice of British business people in Kuwait held its November members’ meeting, at the British Embassy Wednesday, to a full audience of business professionals from the local community. The meeting focused on the ‘Region’s Renewed Interest in Metro Projects’.

QPM a partner and presenter for upcoming Middle East rail conference

QPM, one of the region's project management companies and the first Qatari firm in the field, has announced its support of - and participation in - the upcoming 3rd Annual Middle East Rail Opportunities conference.

Tunnelling: Contractors see increase in work

Rail schemes are the main reason for the surge in regional tunnelling activity, but water and road projects are also keeping firms busy.

Second Kuwait Metro, Rail Conference kicks off

Under the patronage of Minister of Communications Salem Al-Utheina the Second Kuwait Metro and Rail Conference and Exhibition kicked off here yesterday, with large participation from rail, transport companies and experts from the four corners of the globe.

Cairo metro Line 3 opens

The 4∙2 km five-station Phase I of Cairo metro Line 3 was opened on February 21, linking the eastern part of the capital from the city centre.

Abu Dhabi metro funding approved

The emirate is planning to build a 131 km metro network and no less than 300 km of tram routes.

Kuwait’s $7bn metro gets green light

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”.