Two thirds of Riyadh train project now completed

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar announced on Wednesday that 68% of the Riyadh train project had been completed. (SPA)
Updated 21 February 2018
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Two thirds of Riyadh train project now completed

RIYADH: Sixty-eight percent of the Riyadh train project has been completed, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar announced Wednesday.
“The project is proceeding at a steady pace and according to its scheduled program and plans,” the prince said, adding that by the end of this year there will be experimental operations on the rail tracks.
Ibrahim bin Mohammed Al-Sultan, member of the Supreme Commission for the Development of Riyadh City and head of the Center for Projects and Planning, said the project is being carried out in 250 locations in all parts of the capital and there are seven maintenance centers monitoring them.
“Work in deep tunnels is almost over and work on bridges is 98 percent completed,” he said, pointing out that there are 85 railway stations and 86 percent of the railway lines have been successfully laid out.
Experimental tests have been carried out on 452 train coaches, of which 300 have been manufactured by three of the world’s largest train manufacturers.
Preparations are underway for the operation and maintenance of the stations and facilities of the bus network and building of the Control and Operation Center for Public Transport in Riyadh.


PNU students form largest human flag to celebrate 88th National Day

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PNU students form largest human flag to celebrate 88th National Day

Arab News JEDDAH: Under the patronage of Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Princess Nourah bin Abdulrahman University (PNU) has organized the “Seerat Majd 2” event in partnership with Al-Ghad Youth Association to celebrate the 88th Saudi National Day.
The three-day event starts on Friday at the PNU sports stadium under the umbrella of the General Entertainment Authority.
A large number of PNU students will participate on the 88th National Day to form the largest human flag and reflect the university’s love for the country under the rule of King Salman and the vision of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The PNU has offered its students the opportunity to take part in this celebration by sending them an invitation entitled “We Celebrate Our Country,” which takes them to an online portal to register their names.
The online portal was announced through the official social media accounts of PNU and has attracted 4,912 students so far.
The event will also discuss the history of Saudi Arabia, including its unification by the late King Abdul Aziz as well as the efforts of the government to improve the quality of life inside the Kingdom, guarantee its security and prosperity, and secure a good future for the Saudi people.
The event features several activities, including music performances, folkloric dances, and shows that shed light on the Kingdom’s diverse social fabric, in addition to fireworks, skydiving, air shows, car driving, and a view of Saudi Arabia from the space. There will also be food courts and cafes.