By Daniel Shane
"Global consortia" have until 20 June to apply for prequalification process
Saudi Arabian authorities have launched a tender process to
develop a new metro transit system in the capital Riyadh.
In a notice on the Arriyadh Development Authority’s website,
“global consortia” were invited to bid to provide infrastructure including
rolling stock and telecommunications, as well as tunnelling, civil, mechanical
and electrical works.
The notice said that suppliers had until 20 June 2012 to
submit their applications for prequalification to the development authority’s
headquarters in Riyadh.
No details on the network’s cost, completion date or capacity
were provided on the website.
In February, newspaper Saudi Gazette reported that the
kingdom’s Ministry of Transport had approved the development of light rail
networks in both Riyadh and Jeddah.
The report added that the transport systems were aimed at alleviating
traffic jams and bottlenecks in Saudi cities and that authorities were also carrying
out plausibility studies into public transport projects in Hail, Abha, Khamis
Mushayt and Uhud Rufaidah.
A good step ,Mashallah
Definitly a cash in advance project!L:)