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Etihad Rail Announces New Strategy to Link Ports
Phase 2 of project to focus on linking infrastructure
Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, has revealed details of their new strategy and brand identity, following the recent financing approval for Stage Two of the UAE's national rail network.
The new strategy includes a set of key pillars that focus on benefiting from a fully developed railway network, providing innovative solutions to support the national wealth and economic diversification in the long term, by linking all major UAE ports.
Operating under the directions of H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Etihad Rail, the new strategy and logo reflect the company's future vision to contribute to achieving the objectives of the UAE's wise leadership and 2021 Vision; and the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.
The announcement was made right after the completion of the network design from Ghuweifat to Fujairah.
Major international companies have been pre-qualified and construction tenders have been released within schedule.
The new strategy reflects the company's future aspirations to act as a catalyst for economic growth and to provide a safe and reliable means of transportation for future generations.
Etihad Rail seeks to achieve sustainable development and economic growth by linking the major centres of industry and transport to urban and suburban communities. Etihad Rail has recently signed a series of land lease agreements throughout the UAE to secure the rail network's transport corridors in all the emirates.
The UAE's national railway developer has announced a set of short and long-term strategic objectives in order to achieve sustainable development and economic growth; help to enrich both knowledge career development; and excel with stability and empowerment.
These objectives will be implemented through a series of expansion programs formulated to maximise and diversify the benefits generated by the industry and the community, in addition to promoting innovation, digital transformation, and operational excellence.
The railway network is an important part of the future transport strategy of the UAE, as it provides efficient logistics solutions and serves urban and suburban areas.
It also enables efficiency in transferring large amounts of construction materials from quarries for the local markets, which gives it an added value for its economic and environmental benefits to the United Arab Emirates.
Etihad Rail has made significant strides in securing finance for the 605 kilometres of Stage Two of the UAE's national railway network.
PMC & Engineering Contracts have been awarded for a five-year contract covering the development and the supervision of this next phase from Ghuweifat on the Saudi border in the west to the UAE's Port of Fujairah on the east coast.
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