Posted by : Aahil Shaik Monday, July 5, 2021

Saudi Arabia's capital city Riyadh to be connected with Jeddah by Rail

Riyadh will be connected with Jeddah by train and a new national air carrier will be established said the Minister of Transport and Logistics Services Eng. Saleh Al Jasser.

The Minister stated that these ambitious projects are part of National Strategy for Transport and Logistics, which includes a number of promising projects and programs, the important of which is completion of the Land Bridge project linking between the Eastern and Western parts of Saudi Arabia, apart from improving the quality of road line of the Kingdom.

- Al-Jasser revealed that the strategy includes establishing global logistical platforms and zones and international hubs for aviation. It also mains to develop port infrastructure, expand its capacity and raise its operational efficiency by allowing and investing capabilities to support sustainable development. Trending : Saudization of real estate and 5 other sectors job professions announced Ministry of Human Resources

- The plan focused on improving the quality of life in Saudi cities by achieving vital targets, most important of these is to lower down the death rate on roads by 52% including reducing energy consumption by 25% and raising the share of public transport from the total trips in cities to more than 15%, the minister added.

- He said renaming the Ministry of Transport to the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services explains the importance of the logistics sector in the administrative and economic system and the linkage of this vital sector with the aim of Saudi Vision 2030.

- One of the main goal of this strategy is to add contribution of Transport and Logistics sector in the national GDP to 10% instead of current 6%. Recommend : 90% of Kingdom's population to live in cities by 2050

- The plan also aims to achieve several ambitious goals including bringing Kingdom in the list of top 10 countries globally in the logistics performance index, as well as progress in the cross-border trade index to make Saudi Arabia among top 35 countries worldwide compared to current 86 rank.

- Al Jasser also said that Saudi Arabia is among the top 6 countries in the world in the road quality index with maintaining the Kingdom's global leadership in the interconnectedness of the road network with the first place in the world in this indicator, including increasing the capacity of passenger to reach 330 million and shipping more than 4.5 million tons by air annually, apart from increasing destinations to more than 250 international destinations. Join Saudi Expatriates Whatsapp Group

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