Saudi Arabia to launch Asharqia metro soon

April 10, 2014 1:33 pm

Saudi transport minister, Jabara Al-Suraiseri has announced the Asharqia metro is in its final stages, with the dates for its operation to be announced later, Arab News has reported. “Railway projects will contribute in expanding the railway network in the kingdom and increase local investment, eventually attracting foreign investment,” the minister said. The Kingdom’s strategic railway plan includes the expansion and development of 19 railways spanning 9,900 km, to be implemented in three phases.