DOT primed to put metro up for tender

A tender for Abu Dhabi’s planned 340km tram system will be sent out within the next two months and a consultant selected for the...

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Jeddah transport plan approved

Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al Faisal said that 30% of the designs have been completed by the Transport Ministry, and the Makkah mayoralty would complete the rest. A company (owned by Jeddah Development & Urban Regeneration Company) will be established to implement the plan.