Riyadh Metro will reshape Saudi capital, says EU commissioner

Riyadh Metro is an impressive project, which will change the lifestyle of the people in the city, said EU Commissioner Violetta Bulc.

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RIYADH: Riyadh Metro is an impressive project, which will change the lifestyle of the people in the city, said EU Commissioner Violetta Bulc.

Bulc’s comments followed her tour of the ongoing SR85 billion ($22.5 billion) project in Riyadh.

She earlier inaugurated the second EU-GCC Business Forum, PPP and Infrastructure Investment Opportunities in the GCC in Riyadh.

“The deadlines are very demanding, but so far they’re following the deadlines well,” she told the media on the sidelines of the forum.

“As far as I could tell … it’s moving well,” she said.

Describing the metro as the largest investment project in the field of transport in Saudi Arabia, Bulc said that she was happy to note that those involved in the project are using state-of-the art equipment and services for the convenience of commuters.

Bulc said she understood the completion date to be 2019, and described the metro as “the biggest global project in urban mobility.” More info

By MOHAMMED RASOOLDEEN  www.arabnews.com

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