Etihad Rail project completes new milestone


The UAE's Etihad Rail project has set a new milestone with the completion of key construction work for the second stage of the scheme.

Package A of the project's Stage Two extends 139 km and is connected through Al Ghuwaifat on the border of Saudi Arabia with Stage One, which extends 264 km from Habshan to Al Ruwais.

The latest phase was completed two months ahead of schedule.

Officials said the latest achievement brings the company closer to completing the UAE National Railway Network on time.

Etihad Rail is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UAE.

It will connect vital areas in the seven Emirates via a track extending over 1,200 km to enhance the country's social and economic development, as well as its global positioning in line with the UAE Centennial 2071.

Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and Chairman of Etihad Rail chaired a virtual meeting of the company’s Board of Directors to review the progress of the construction work.

He praised the company and its team for their dedication, efforts and commitment to be able to achieve this important milestone in record time.

Sheikh Theyab added that at a time where many sectors were subject to a slowdown due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Etihad Rail has continued to forge ahead and complete the project according to its clearly defined goals and comprehensive work plan.

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