Oman to ‘delay’ trans-Gulf railway project

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By Ashleigh McGinley  http://www.constructionweekonline.com/

Oman has reportedly decided to delay its rail project connecting the Sultanate with the rest of the Gulf countries to meet the schedule of other Gulf countries.

21-300x187 Oman to 'delay' trans-Gulf railway projectThe contract with a private consultancy company to manage the rail project has also been cancelled, The Times of Oman reported.

Mohammed Al Shuaili, director of the Minister of Transport and Communications office, was quoted as saying, “The ministry of transport and communications has not cancelled the project but only delayed it as other Gulf countries have decided to stop work on the project.”

In January, Etihad Rail – the developer and operator of the UAE’s $11bn national rail network – said it has suspended the tendering process for stage two of the project. More info

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