Mott MacDonald helps launch ‘The Surface Transport Master Plan 2030’ for Abu Dhabi

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Saudi Arabia’s Mecca metro project delayed by financial restructuring

A US$16.5 billion metro railway project planned for Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca has been delayed so that its financing can be restructured,...

Saudi Arabian Airlines budget unit Flyadeal to fly leased Airbus A320s

Saudi Arabian Airlines’ budget carrier Flyadeal will lease six Airbus A320s, an Airbus executive said on Monday, a sign that the European planemaker might...

Saudi Arabia: Inflation risk downplayed

The Makkah project includes a 182-km metro system and bus network, with construction due to begin on the rail system in 2013. According to METenders, local construction firm Al Balad Al Ameen Company will team up with advisors Ernst & Young, Ashurst, and Parsons Brinckerhoff to develop procurement packages for the first phase of the project, including rail infrastructure, railway systems, rolling stock, depot and operations.

Saudi Arabia needs to move ahead with project management offices to unclog pipeline

Saudi Arabia’s government needs to move ahead with plans to design and implement project management offices (PMOs) to avoid further blockages in the country’s...

Phase I of Abu Dhabi’s rail network to be ready in 2015

According to the Abu Dhabi's Surface Transport Master Plan, the city will have its trams and metro systems ready for use in 2015.       The plan...

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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The Makkah project includes a 182-km metro system and bus network, with construction due to begin on the rail system in 2013. According to METenders, local construction firm Al Balad Al Ameen Company will team up with advisors Ernst & Young, Ashurst, and Parsons Brinckerhoff to develop procurement packages for the first phase of the project, including rail infrastructure, railway systems, rolling stock, depot and operations.

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