Etihad Rail reveals new strategy to connect UAE cities, ports
- 09 Jul, 2019
- 00:00 am - 00:00 am
Etihad Rail has outlined its strategy to link the cities of the UAE as it begins the second phase of the project, the developer and operator said on Monday. In a statement, Etihad Rail said that new strategy “includes a set of key pillars that focus on benefiting from a fully developed railway network, providing innovative solutions to support the national wealth and economic diversification in the long term, by linking all major UAE ports.” “The new strategy reflects the company’s future aspirations to act as a catalyst for economic growth and to provide a safe and reliable means of transportation for future generations,” the statement added.
Significant stridesThe second phase of the railway network, which was originally announced as being between Abu Dhabi’s Mussaffah area and Jebel Ali and Khalifa ports was previously put on hold. However, the latest Etihad Rail statement said that the company has made “significant strides” about an agreement between the UAE Ministry of Finance and the Abu Dhabi Department of Finance to fund the 605 kilometres of the projects second phase.
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