Fujairah Ruler briefed on latest developments of UAE's Etihad Rail
Sheikh Hamad said, UAE is also building a train network to connect with the networks of other GCC member states
During a meeting at the Rumaila Palace that was attended by board of directors of Etihad Rail, HH Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah was briefed on the latest developments of the Etihad Rail Project, the 1,200km UAE’s national railway, and its remaining stages.
The Fujairah Ruler highlighted the importance of the rail network in boosting the UAE’s position in the road transport sector. He added that the project links the regions and ports around the country through a modern road network; and will also link the seven emirates, the UAE's state-owned news agency, Wam reported.
He added: "The country is also building a train network to connect with the networks of other Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, member states.”
Earlier this month a $1.3bn (AED4.6bn) contract for civil works and construction of 145km-Package D of Stage 2 of Etihad Rail was awarded to a joint venture of China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and National Projects Construction (NPC).
The meeting was attended by head of the department of Municipalities and Transport, Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi; director of the Emiri Diwan, Mohammed Saeed Al Dhanhani; chief executive officer of Etihad Rail, Shadi Malik; and director of the Fujairah Municipality, Mohammed Saif Al Afkham; alongside several engineers and managers.
In September 2019, Crown Prince of Dubai, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, had 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 and discussed on the progress of the railway network.