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DUBAI, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian authorities have announced three public transport projects in the port city of Jeddah, a sign that a...
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Saudi Arabia is in the midst of rapid economic expansion as it looks to develop its non-oil sector. Infrastructure projects include Riyadh Metro, Makkah Metro, Jeddah Airport, Riyadh Airport, apart from power and water and healthcare projects to the tune of $400 billion.
A weekly ticket on the $23bn Riyadh Metro will set passengers back a mere SAR 25 ($6.67), according to reports.
The $23 billion Riyadh Metro will be completed on schedule in 2019 and its budget is ring-fenced, a senior official said on Wednesday, quashing speculation the project could be scaled back or delayed following a slump in Saudi Arabia's oil revenues.
Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz disclosed here Thursday that 200 Saudi engineers will be working side by side with engineers from international firms in the multibillion riyal King Abdul Aziz Public Transportation (KAPT) project which is already in the first stages of implementation.
These iconic stations will transform Riyadh streets as they become the most visible elements of the city’s new world-class public transport system. By providing tranquil oases for travel, shopping and dining, these stations will place Riyadh Metro at the heart of city life.
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