330,451 Pilgrims Arrived in Madinah    Syria's needs are at their highest ever, says top rights probe    Belarus 'engulfed in fear', Human Rights Council hears    Marcos Jr sworn in as Philippines president    The possibility of any success in Iraqi mediation    Flight from cities due to COVID-19 short-lived, says flagship UN-Habitat report    With 41% Increase in 5G Towers, CITC Announces Full ICT Readiness to Serve Pilgrims Ahead of 2022 Hajj Season    Agricultural Development Fund Receives Delegation from IFAD    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives Written Message from Emir of Qatar    Saudi, Chinese envoys discuss cooperation to reduce climate change    DGDA launches multi-course 'Program Your Passion' initiative    SR10,000 fine for bid to perform Hajj without permit    Arafat Day on Friday July 8; Eid Al-Adha on Saturday    Saudis constitute 63.6% of 34 million population; 8.6% fall in number of expats by middle of 2021    Five era-defining artworks commissioned for iconic new cultural destination 'Wadi AlFann'    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Higher at 11,727 Points    ZATCA denies rumors on VAT exemption certificate    GDNC Foils Attempt to Smuggle over 3.5 Million Amphetamine Pills    Saudi Arabia's new companies' law highly flexible, embraces international best practices    Mawani Meets ISO Standards in Risk Management and Business Continuity Management    Health Minister Launches "Holodoctor" Service for Pilgrims    Over 312,000 Pilgrims Arrived in Madinah    HRH Crown Prince Congratulates President of Democratic Republic of Congo on Independence Day    Red Sea Fund Opens Its Third Cycle for Production Funding    Saudi Arabia Participates in UN Ocean Conference in Portugal    SFDA warns against herbal product 'Montalin Jamu' due to containing active medicinal ingredients    SFDA Warns Against Herbal Product "Montalin Jamu" Due to Containing Active Medicinal Ingredients    OIC Secretary General Meets Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan    Al-Hilal lifts MBS League title for 3rd time in a row, beating Al-Faisaly    Al-Ahli relegated for first time in history    Ithra expands 'iRead' competition to participants from all Arab countries    Saudi Arabia's women's badminton championship begins with participation of 60 players    NEOM, McLaren Racing announce strategic title partnership to drive innovation in electric motorsport    Morocco and Iraq to the finals of Arab Futsal in Dammam on Tuesday    Saudi US Joint Exhibition on Photography Concludes in Tabuk    Venice-based art exhibition sheds light on upcoming Saudi talents    Makkah Municipality offers animal sacrifices permitting service through Baladi platform    First Saudi-American Joint Exhibition of Photography held in Tabuk Region    FIFA Accredits Saudi Football Association Among Expert Federations in VAR Tech    Jeddah is Set to Host the Finals of World Boxing in August, Organizers Announce    Saudi National Olympic Team Crowned AFC U23 Asian Cup    Samrat Prithviraj: Why did a Bollywood film on a popular Hindu king fail?    Saudi Council of Senior Scholars slams Indian ruling party leader's remarks against Prophet    Drug charges dropped against Shah Rukh Khan's son    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques addresses citizens and all Muslims on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

TGA president reviews most prominent railway projects at Middle East Rail 2022 UAE
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 19 - 05 - 2022

The Transport General Authority (TGA) of Saudi Arabia President Dr. Rumaih Bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih, reviewed the most prominent qualitative projects the Kingdom's railways have been witnessing.
This came during Dr. Al-Rumaih's participation in the 16th edition of the Middle East Rail 2022 Dubai, which is being held over two days at the Exhibition Center in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
The event is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi.
The Middle East Rail 2022 Dubai sees the participation of a number of decision makers in the Arab transport sector and 250 exhibitors from different countries of the world, in addition to 600 dignitaries and CEO of all major railway operators from across the region.
During his presentation at the conference, the Saudi TGA president stressed that the railway transport industry in the Kingdom is witnessing rapid development and steady growth that embodies the unlimited support of the Kingdom's leadership.
This has contributed to the expansion of railway projects and networks so that railway transport services are available to all beneficiaries in various parts of the Kingdom.
He explained that since the inauguration of the railways by late King Abdulaziz more than 70 years ago, the Kingdom is experiencing a growth that reaches us today to more than 5,000 km, linking the heart of the Kingdom to its outskirts by providing services to transport passengers and transport goods and natural resources.
Dr. Al-Rumaih also pointed out that the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics Services aims to link more than 8,000 km of railways by 2030 with the latest technologies and the highest standards of quality and safety.
He explained that the Kingdom is actively striving to preserve the environment in accordance with several national initiatives, in addition to using modern rail transportation, which has contributed to a decrease of 85% of carbon emissions.
He added that the number of railway passengers increased during the first quarter of 2022 to 3.11 million passengers, with a growth rate of 208% over last year, and transported more than 3 million tons of goods, with an increase of 26%.
He noted that during March 2022, the service of transporting cars by trains from Riyadh station to Al-Qurayyat station was launched as the first service of its kind in the Middle East.
Dr. Al-Rumaih also talked about the contribution of Jubail network that is currently being established in linking the industrial facilities with Jubail port.
He went on to say that we aim to transport more than 345 containers, 2,700 truckloads per day, and reduce harmful carbon emissions in Jubail by 573 kg of carbon dioxide.
Regarding localization and the creation of competencies, Dr. Al-Rumaih said that the strategic role of the Saudi Railways Technical Institute (SERB) in localizing and developing Saudi professional competencies in specializing in train driving, station operation and management, communication and control systems, and maintenance of trains and vehicles.
He concluded that as of the beginning of 2022, SERB started offering train driving diplomas to national trainees to enable them to drive trains, as an extension of the march of localization for this vital industry. — SPA

Clic here to read the story from its source.