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Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) has signed a six-month contract for US$757,222 with German company Dornier Consulting GmBH for the provision of consultancy services on updating the Saudi Railways Master Plan (SRMP) project
Mohammed bin Khalid Al-Suwaiket, president of the SRO signed the contract with Dornier Consulting GmBH.
The main objective of updating the SRMP is to have an integrated and clear future vision for a safer, better and bigger railway network as well as a conceptual framework in place for the long-term development of a future passenger and freight transport railway network and to be consistent with the overall development strategy of the National Transportation Strategy (NTS) vision, said SRO officials.
Al-Suwaiket stated that the SRO is keen to expand the railway network for transporting passengers and goods in order to increase its share of the freight market and passenger transport, as well as provide significant benefits to the national economy. According to him, rail transport could help reduce accidents on the roads and road maintenance cost while reducing environmental pollution.