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Saudi Arabia plans final tests for Riyadh Metro, Jeddah fast train

Final tests are taking place for the $22.5 billion Riyadh Metro now that the first phase has been completed, according to local media. Meanwhile, Saudi...

SR100bn Makkah project ‘must be finished on time’

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal yesterday urged all parties involved in the implementation of the SR100 billion Makkah development project, including contractors, to finish the job without delay. "You have to work with the spirit of a single team while coordinating activities related to design and implementation in order to complete the project on schedule," the governor told government officials.

Holy Mecca goes green soon by virtue of solar-generated electricity

The Saudi daily newspaper (Al-Medina) quoted today the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Developing Municipal Investments in the Sacred Capital as saying that "the Secretariat has announced the solar energy project tender and invited pre-qualified bidders and that twenty companies have been excluded due to very rigorous world-class specifications included in the Tender Specifications Book and that two multinational conglomerates have been awarded the tender to implement the service.

Automobiles and the challenge of rail

Anyone walking around the motor show at the Riyadh Exhibition Center, which ends today, will have been struck by the sheer range of vehicles on offer. While more modest family sedans were represented, it was the top-end machines that will have caught the attention of visitors, even of those who, in truth, can only afford a modest family car.