His Highness Sheikh Diab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Diwan of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Etihad Rail Company, inaugurated the construction works for Package A of the second phase of the UAE national rail project, which is tasked with the development and operation of Etihad Rail Company, by In the presence of the company's board members.
His Highness Sheikh Dhiab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: “With the beginning of the year of the preparations for the fifty years, we are proud to launch construction works for a strategic national project that will make a quantum leap in the transportation sector in the country, and enhance its position at the regional and global levels.”
His Highness added: “With this launch, we are witnessing an important day for the Etihad Rail Company, and we are witnessing the moment of the transition from planning and design to actual implementation on the ground, to follow the steps of the founding fathers in the renaissance and construction process and the implementation of strategic projects that contribute to advancing the lives of citizens and individuals in the state.”
His Highness directed the completion of the project, according to the approved plans and the highest specifications, because of its strategic importance in contributing to the pioneering development journey for the next fifty years of the UAE.
His Highness reviewed a presentation on construction work in Package A, which extends between Ruwais and Ghuwaifat, including excavation and backfilling, railway construction, and the work of the concrete beams plant, which operates with a capacity of 45,000 beams per month.
Following the inauguration of the construction works for Package A of the second phase of the national rail network project, His Highness Sheikh Dhiab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan witnessed the signing of a contract by Etihad Rail Company for the construction of freight stations for the rail network worth 1.87 billion dirhams, with a coalition of Larsen companies & Toubro ”and“ Power China ”, where the contract under the contract, the consortium undertakes surveying, design, construction, equipment installation, testing and preliminary operation of each plant.
His Highness Sheikh Dhiab bin Mohammed bin Zayed said that signing the contract for freight stations enhances the position of the UAE as a global logistic center and as an active party and head in the field of logistic services, as the network connects the most important main ports to manufacturing and production points and population centers in the country, indicating his highness that the charging stations The Etihad Rail Company represents an important focal point and a driving force for the operations of operating and connecting transport centers in the country, which contributes to increasing its capacity and efficiency in shipping and distributing goods.
Dhiyab bin Mohammed directed the completion of the project with the highest specifications to contribute to the development journey for the next 50 years.