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UAE mulls to have rail link with Saudi Arabia

A senior transport officer said on Monday that the United Arab Emirates is planning to have a rail connecting the country to Saudi Arabia by December 2021.

“By the end of December 2021 we will have a connection between us and the Saudis,” Abdullah Salem Al Kathiri, director general of the Federal Authority for Land and Marine Transport, told a conference in Dubai.

The planned 2,100 km (1,300 mile) passenger and cargo network connecting the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states was pushed back at least three years to 2021.

Several projects across the region had been put on hold as Gulf oil producers struggle with low crude prices and rising budget deficits.

Source: Reuters

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