The connection of Abu Dhabi and Dubai with a direct railway known as “a serious growth throughout the largest infrastructure venture within the UAE”
The cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai at the moment are related by rail following the completion of the essential hyperlink within the UAE Nationwide Rail Community.
H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court docket and Chairman of Etihad Rail witnessed the connection of Abu Dhabi and Dubai in a serious growth throughout the largest infrastructure venture within the UAE.
In accordance with Etihad Rail, the set up of the ultimate piece on the railway observe marks “the beginning of a brand new section of logistic and financial integration between the 2 emirates, and in preparation for linking the remainder of the emirates to an built-in nationwide railway community within the UAE.”
The completion of the hyperlink comes throughout the framework of “The UAE Railway Programme” which was launched as part of the Initiatives of the 50, with an funding price of AED 50 billion.
The UAE Railway Programme features a nationwide community of railway tasks that may hyperlink the seven emirates. The programme is anticipated to create financial alternatives amounting to AED 200 billion.
Etihad Rail additionally introduced final week that it has inked a financing settlement price $542mn for passenger transport providers with First Abu Dhabi Financial institution (FAB). The passenger providers would be the first of its sort connecting the cities and areas of the UAE.
H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum affirmed that ‘The UAE Railway Programme’ displays UAE’s ambitions and aspirations to start out the following fifty years with enormous growth tasks that improve its place as a number one regional and international middle within the sectors of commerce, economic system and logistics providers, stated Etihad Rail.
H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed added: “The completion of the primary railway of the “UAE Nationwide Rail Community” venture between Dubai and Abu Dhabi represents an essential pivotal section that reveals the good advantages of this nationwide venture in linking all of the emirates of the nation and enhancing the transportation course of between industrial and financial facilities, and facilitating transportation throughout the UAE.
“The financial results of linking Abu Dhabi and Dubai through the “UAE Nationwide Rail Community” will prolong for a few years. An enormous achievement chaired by my brother Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed.. the venture will enhance the competitiveness of the UAE and strengthen the spirit of Union between the emirates.”
The 256km railway has been designed based mostly on the very best worldwide requirements and specs involved with environmental facets, security and high quality. It would play a pivotal position in growing the UAE Nationwide Rail Community, facilitate items transportation throughout the UAE and cut back transportation prices.
The railway contains 29 bridges, 60 crossings and 137 drainage channels. The overall excavation and backfill work amounted 46 million cubic metres, with the participation of 13,300 employees, recording greater than 47 million working hours.
H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan pressured the significance of finishing the primary railway of the “UAE Nationwide Rail Community” which join the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai to Sharjah, in connecting the cities and industries to a protected and sustainable rail community.
“The completion of the primary railway will improve the strategic place of the venture on the transport and infrastructure ranges, and contributes to the promotion of sustainable growth within the UAE, and the consolidation of its place to stay within the first ranks on the regional and international ranges.
“Our clever management is eager to finish this enormous nationwide venture based mostly on the most effective specs and requirements. The UAE’s management is betting on it to consolidate the supremacy and competitiveness of the nation in the long run. The completion of the primary railway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai is taken into account as an essential section throughout the “UAE Nationwide Rail Community”, and a foremost pillar within the built-in financial and growth journey of the UAE.”
In a key week for rail tasks within the area, Qatar additionally introduced that it’s going to quickly start building of its $250bn Qatar to KSA GCC railway hyperlink with sponsorship affords and bids for the long-awaited railway anticipated to exit this 12 months.