75% of Riyadh metro project work completed


Saudi Gazette report

— About 75% work has been completed for the Riyadh metro project, Riyadh Emir Prince Faisal Bin Bandar said after chairing the Arriyadh Development Authority meeting here on Monday.

The meeting approved awarding contracts for several projects which will be carried out soon.

Prince Faisal, who is also the chairman of the board of directors of Arriyadh Development Authority and chairman of the supreme committee for supervision of the King Abdul Aziz Public Transport Project in Riyadh, expressed happiness at receiving coaches for the Riyadh bus project.

He was briefed on the project and the services available for Riyadh residents in the coming year.

The meeting approved awarding contracts for operation, maintenance and linking telecom networks in the Riyadh buses project for a period of 10 years, according to CEO of Arriyadh Development Authority Eng. Tariq Al-Faris.

He said work at 250 sites along the metro network routes is under progress.

Al-Faris said that 100% work has been completed for deep tunnels and bridges and 93% for surface routes.