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SR100bn Makkah project ‘must be finished on time’

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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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