Saudi Arabia is the uncontested GCC leader when it comes to infrastructure investment, with a gigantic $170bn worth of proposed railway investment to date. Saudi Arabia boasts a long history of rail travel and currently has the most established railway network in the GCC.
2,400km of railway tracks link the Kingdom’s northern border to both the central region and the eastern coast. The track pushes its way across long and arduous stretches of sandy desert terrain that, in turn, called for the removal of huge quantities of sand. This posed extra difficulties for the delivery of plant and equipment as well as providing the resources and supplies needed for the execution of works in this project.
Nevertheless, SAR has placed this project as a top priority as part of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiative. SAR is looking to further develop the rail network, improving efficiency for passenger travel and freight that feature comfort, safety and the availability of natural resources of energy.
As part of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiative, it is imperative that SAR work with partners that will contribute to the success and excellence of both passenger and freight services within the country.
SAR will be partnering with Middle East Rail for the first time.
If you would like to learn more about SAR’s initiatives, you will be able to hear from SAR’s CEO, Dr. Bashar, in the keynote conference in the morning of the 26th.
Equally, you will be able to meet any of the SAR officials at their stand, B10, located on the front row of the exhibition.
SAR is looking forward to meeting you there.