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Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Inaugurates Track Laying Works Across Al Dhafrah Region

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ruler's representative, in Al Dhafra Region, inaugurated track-laying works across Al Dhafrah Region in Package A of Stage Two of the UAE’s national railway, during his visit to Etihad Rail’s railhead in Al Ruwais.

Bin Zayed Al Nahyan was accompanied by H.E. Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, chairman Department of Municipalities and Transport, and Etihad Rail board member and senior executives from the company.

 Bin Zayed Al Nahyan was briefed by Shadi Malak, CEO, Etihad Rail, on construction progress of Package A, which will connect the UAE rail network to Al Ghuwaifat on the Saudi border and the wider GCC region. Having started in early 2020, steady progress has been made on construction of Package A, which is now 59 percent complete.

 A presentation to Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on progress being made across Package A revealed that half of the soil preparation works have been completed, with 79 percent of sand and rock cutting also finished. Overall, 59 percent of Package A construction works have already concluded.