Oman puts on hold Trans-Gulf railway project

Oman puts on hold Trans-Gulf railway project
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The Sultanate of Oman has made a decision to suspend implementation of the rail project, intended to connect the country with the other Gulf states, the Times of Oman reports.

Director of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Mohammed Al Shuaili, said in an interview to the paper, that the contract with a managing company had already been annulled.

However, the official emphasized that it didn’t mean cancelling the project itself, it had just been delayed. According to him, the reason for that was that the other Gulf states, participating in the project, decided to halt work on it.

In January the UAE suspended Stage II tenders, which envisaged the construction of the rail network in the Abu Dhabi, connecting the state to the Saudi border at Ghweifat and the Omani border at Al Ain.

Mohammed Al Shuaili hasn’t clarified, when the project will be re-launched.