His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, was briefed on the development of the national railway network in the country, the progress made in the implementation of the strategic project that will link with the completion of the seven emirates of the country, as well as its value in enhancing the land linkage. With the Arab Gulf states.
During his meeting with His Highness Sheikh Diab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the national rail network, yesterday, praised the company's efforts to achieve the strategic vision of the UAE and its objectives Ambitious future in the field of mobility and shipping, through the application of the highest standards and following the best international standards.
During the meeting at Emirates Towers in Dubai, they reviewed the development of the national railway network in the country and the progress achieved so far in the implementation of this giant strategic project, which will link with the completion of the seven emirates of the country, in addition to its value in strengthening the land link with the Gulf countries. Al-Arabi, with his access to the GCC network, has a positive impact on the economic and social development rates at the local and regional levels.
The meeting also dealt with the positive impact of the network, which is one of the most important development projects being implemented in the UAE, which will facilitate its economic, social and urban growth. The national railway network will represent a qualitative addition to the transportation system in the country, and will contribute to finding a viable and sustainable alternative. In addition to facilitating the movement of goods in a way that supports domestic trade, in addition to its effect on stimulating domestic tourism and expanding industrial and urban clusters.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum praised the efforts of Etihad Rail to achieve the strategic vision of the UAE and its ambitious future goals in the field of transport and shipping, and its endeavors to get this project out of proportion to the status of the UAE. By applying the highest standards and following the best international standards to ensure the highest levels of security and safety.
For his part, His Highness Sheikh Diab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, explained that the establishment of the national railway network supports the development objectives of the UAE and its aspirations for the future, and meets the requirements of economic development in the near and long term, with the network's vital advantage embodied in linking economic and industrial zones and ports He pointed out to the historical importance of railway networks as one of the vital arteries to feed development operations.
AED 4.4 billion investments
The meeting dealt with the overall implementation of the second phase of the network, which will link the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai with an estimated investment of 4.4 billion dirhams. The port of Ruwais, where the national rail network is expected to cover a distance of about 1200 km, and have a clear impact in promoting sustainable development across the country.