Sheikh Hamdan, Sheikh Theyab discuss Etihad Rail in Dubai
Crown Prince meets chairman of Etihad Rail's board of directors at Emirates Towers; officials discuss $1.2bn Phase 2
The Crown Prince of Dubai, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, met with HH Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the board of directors of Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the 1,200km UAE railway network, at Emirates Towers in Dubai.
Sheikh Hamdan commended Etihad Rail’s efforts to implement the UAE‘s ambitions for the transportation and logistics sector, whilst Sheikh Theyab said the objective of Etihad Rail was to enhance economic growth by connecting key centres of industry and transport with urban, suburban, and remote communities.
Phase 2 of Etihad Rail, which will link Abu Dhabi with Dubai at a cost of $1.2bn (AED4.4bn) and be built in stages, was also discussed during the meeting.
Today, I met with Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council & Chairman of the Board of Directors of Etihad Rail, and discussed the progress of the UAE’s national railway network project. pic.twitter.com/GxGH0aBPV7— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) September 29, 2019
During the meeting, Sheikh Hamdan and Sheikh Theyab discussed the progress of the railway network, which will connect the seven emirates of the UAE and enhance connectivity with the GCC road network.
They also discussed the positive impact of the rail network, one of the largest construction projects under way in Dubai.
The meeting was attended by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group; Abdulla Al Basti, secretary general of The Executive Council of Dubai; Mattar Al Tayer, vice chairman of Etihad Rail; and Shadi Malak, Etihad Rail's chief executive officer, according to Dubai Media Office.