Kuwait to build metro project at cost of $20bn
Details of 61-station network revealed; construction to begin in 2017
Kuwait’s planned metro project is set to cost the country in the region of $20bn (KWD 5.7bn), Arabic daily Al Shahed has reported.
The three-line system would include 61 stations and cover the entire capital, the newspaper added.
A 23.7km line would run from Salwa to Kuwait University, with 19 stations.
Another 21km line would run from Hawally, stopping at 27 stations to end in Kuwait City.
A third line would stretch 24km from Kuwait International Airport to Abdullah Al Mubarak area, passing through 15 stations.
A joint public-private partnership, construction of the metro is due to begin in 2017.