Riyadh Metro train car production showcased for journalists

The tour include completed trains, and journalists explored features including audiovisual information systems; communication, lighting and air-conditioning systems; and safety and security systems.
Updated 26 February 2017
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Riyadh Metro train car production showcased for journalists

RIYADH: French firm Alstom organized a visit for 40 international journalists to its Katowice plant in Poland to showcase Riyadh Metro’s train car production, the Riyadh Development Authority (RDA) said on its website.
The High Commission for the Development of Riyadh (HCDR) awarded Alstom, a world leader in integrated railway systems, a contract to manufacture 69 out of 190 Riyadh Metro trains.
During the visit, the delegation watched a film detailing Riyadh Metro, also called the King Abdul Aziz Public Transport Project, which will “comprehensively change the lifestyle in the Saudi capital by providing safe, sustainable and modern transportation services.”
The delegation also watched a presentation on Riyadh Metro cars’ internal and external designs, and embedded technologies.
The tour included completed trains, and journalists explored features including audiovisual information systems; communication, lighting and air-conditioning systems; and safety and security systems.
Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Hazzani, RDA architectural projects program manager, said the project will contribute to achieving the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 by promoting a metropolitan economic infrastructure, and qualify Riyadh to become one of the world’s top 100 cities.
Al-Hazzani added that the project’s 190 driverless trains are being manufactured by three of the world’s largest manufacturers: Siemens of Germany, Bombardier of Canada and Alstom.
He said the completed trains will be tested before being shipped to the Saudi capital. He added that the car design is friendly to people with special needs, and is compatible with the climate requirements of Riyadh.


Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

The Two Holy Mosques program has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements. (SPA)
Updated 22 May 2018
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Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

  • The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago
  • King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH

RIYADH: The Two Holy Mosques program to care for the Kingdom’s cultural heritage has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements.
It was described as an unprecedented national program sponsoring projects and efforts related to all aspects of national heritage.
King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH, sponsored and financed by the country, and it is being carried out as part of the important initiatives of Saudi Vision 2030 with more than SR5 billion ($1.3 billion) allocated in the current phase. The initiative includes 10 courses, each under implementation consisting of a number of main projects that amount to more than 330 in total.
The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago and financed within the National Transformation Program with more than SR4 billion ($1 billion).
The program includes the establishment of 18 museums in the Kingdom, 80 heritage sites and opening them to visitors, the restoration of 18 villages and traditional towns to visitors.