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Riyadh Metro closes in on completion

Riyadh’s new six-line metro – the world’s biggest urban rail project outside China – is on budget and expected to open in the second half of 2020. By David Briginshaw Alwalid Alekrish, deputy CEO, programmes and projects...
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The Riyadh Metro Project 2019

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman.

Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Development Authority – the body behind the kingdom’s $23bn (SAR86.3bn) Riyadh...

All tasks related to major national projects in Riyadh will be transferred from Committee of Major National Projects to Royal Commission for the City of Riyadh. The commission will have a board of directors chaired...
Job opening|Riyadh Metro|Engineer| Saudi Arabia

Job opening|Riyadh Metro|Engineer| Saudi Arabia

Position: ATC, Signaling and Communication Engineer of the Transit System Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Purpose of the Job As part of L5 ATC, Signaling and Communication team in charge of system comprised of ATC, ATS, SCADA, IXL,...
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Riyadh Metro project. Line 3

The city of Riyadh has been simultaneously undertaking the construction of six metro lines. The longest of these, Line 3, crosses the city in an east-west direction, along 41 km, of which 26 km are...
Saudi Arabia studying three major projects for metro

Saudi Arabia studying three major projects for metro

Saudi Arabia is reportedly studying the implementation of a sea taxi service, Corniche Tram, and Obhur Suspension Bridge – planned as one of the world’s widest concrete suspension bridges – according to chairman of...
How the Middle East is leading in sponsorship when it comes to metros

How the Middle East is leading in sponsorship when it comes to metros

Richie Santosdiaz is an economic development expert, and Hekmat Dahabi is a sponsorship and transportation expert. Both work for Rise Group ME, a Dubai-based firm whose experience includes working on projects with the Riyadh...
Saudi awards $3bn projects in July as UAE completes $7bn schemes

Saudi awards $3bn projects in July as UAE completes $7bn schemes

Construction projects worth $3.3bn (SAR12.4bn) were awarded in Saudi Arabia in July 2019, while Oman announced new projects worth $5bn (OMR1.5bn) during the month, according to the BNC Projects Journal: The Camel Economy, which added...
Retail stores turn Metro stations into shopping destinations

Retail stores turn Metro stations into shopping destinations

Rising number of retail stores, services kiosks and art installations have made Doha Metro stations more than just transit hubs. With facilities like banking, money exchange, telecom service, pharmacy, travel agent, courier service, health and...
Zaid Al-Hussein wins King Abdullah International Gardens contract

Zaid Al-Hussein wins King Abdullah International Gardens contract

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (Momra) awarded a $427.4m (SAR1.6bn) contract to Zaid Al-Hussein & Brothers Group for the implementation of the 210ha King Abdullah International Gardens project in Riyadh, which...