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GCC Railroad: 24 Years of Amnesia?

March 31 2009

GCC Railroad map: http-wwwxpress4mecomimages071031national_rail_4

4th GCC summit, Doha 1984
Saudi Aramco World - January/February 1984

“Among the decisions taken at the fourth Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit meeting in Doha, in November, was approval for the GCC to go ahead with detailed feasibility studies on a project which could have far reaching effects and implications for the whole Gulf region: construction of a railway network to link the GCC’s six member states.”
http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/198401/the.gcc-a.preliminary.report.htm

28th GCC summit, Doha 2008
MEED - 2 November 2007

“Construction work on the GCC railway project could begin by 2010, after completion of a feasibility study in 2008, according to the World Bank, which is advising the GCC Technical committee on the tendering process. With the full support of all GCC states, the plans for a 1,000 kilometre-long line along the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula are being pushed forward. The estimated cost of the project is $2,500 million.”
http://www.meed.com/news/world_bank_predicts_2010_start_date_for_gulf_railway.html

-Joumana Al-Jabri

image source: www.xpress4mecomimages071031national_rail_4.jpg

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