Saudi Arabia to pick contractor for landbridge project
The Saudi Arabian government has selected four consortia, including one led by Kuwaiti-based PWC Logistics, to bid on a massive project to develop a rail link between both coasts and it’s four major cities.
The Saudi government wants to expand its rail network to allow for the direct transportation of cargo containers and passengers from the Red Sea to the Gulf. The rail line will be owned by private operators.
The creation of a landbridge will involve the construction of more than 940 kilometers of new rail line and will link the existing Dammam-Riyadh railway with the western city of Jeddah. Dammam is on the Red Sea and Riyadh, the capital, is in the center of the country.