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Mecca projects ‘to complete in 3 years’ – mayor

Mecca’s mayor has said that construction projects to expand the capacity of the Grand Mosque and other Islamic holy sites will be completed within...

Train for pilgrims’ Makkah–Madinah travel by end of 2016

Buses will no longer be used for transporting pilgrims to and fro Makkah and Madinah when the Haramain Highspeed Railway commences operation by December next year, according to an official of the Haramain Railway project.

Prasarana to operate Makkah’s pilgrim metro

The Municipal & Rural Affairs Ministry has awarded Kuala Lumpur transport agency Prasarana a three-year contract to operate and maintain the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddasah metro line in Makkah, which is only operated during the Hajj period.

Madinah Metro – A unique challenge

In 2020, Madinah hopes to commission a new three-line metro network and add to the Middle East’s growing number of current urban rail projects.

Saudi Electric wins $390m Makkah metro contract

Makkah officials have penned a $390m (SAR1.45bn) deal with the Saudi Electric Company to connect and supply electricity to the Makkah metro project.

SR45bn Jeddah Metro to roll by 2022

The Jeddah Metro, which is expected to cost SR45 billion, will be ready by 2022, said Osama Ibrahim Abdu, CEO of the metro company. The new metro project would reduce traffic congestion in the sprawling business city, he said.

Race for Mecca metro deals

Bidding for the first phase of civil works for the multibillion-dollar Mecca metro project is set to provide tough competition for participating consortiums, with 10 groups invited to bid for two packages.

Rail driving project boom

According to MEED’s Top 100 Projects quarterly index, the value of projects in progress has risen by 5 per cent in the third quarter, with $275bn-worth of large-scale schemes under development. Projects worth $1.5bn or more qualify for the Top 100.

A massive change for Mina in 30 years

The tent city of Mina remains deserted throughout the year. It comes to life only during the five days of each Haj season.

Leaders in Construction KSA: conference preview

After many years of expectation, the major public transport schemes proposed for Saudi Arabia finally seem to have moved off drawing boards towards solid tenders and contract awards.