Al-Haramain metro will be run on electric energy

Al-Haramain train will enjoy some unique specifications and features compared to other trains in the world. (SPA)
Updated 10 July 2016
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Al-Haramain metro will be run on electric energy

JEDDAH: A well-informed source revealed that Al-Haramain train project will be operated by electricity instead of nuclear or magnetic energy, in order to achieve the operational and economic feasibility of the project.
The source said the use of the more feasible electric power in the project will be based on a number of controls and standards, stressing the fact that there are a number of hazards that would hinder the economic feasibility of running trains using nuclear or magnetic power.
The source explained that after the study of all options and alternatives, it turned out that operating the train project using electric energy is the best feasible alternative in terms of operational and economic aspects. The most important constraint facing the use of nuclear or magnetic energy is the high temperatures of some of the regions of the train track.
Meanwhile, Transport Minister Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan was briefed during an inspection tour on the works being implemented in Jeddah.
The works include the construction of infrastructure and work for the train track. He was briefed by the project general manager on the workflow and its time plan. The minister gave directions to exert more efforts and for the provision of the required equipment and labor force to avoid delays and to complete the project according to the time schedule. The minister continued the inspection tour on the train track, the roads where the train will pass through, and the work being implemented along the road to Rabigh.
Al-Haramain train will enjoy some unique specifications and features compared to other trains in the world, including being able to operate under special circumstances where trains in other countries could not run or operate.
Some of the specification are commensurate with the weather conditions of the Kingdom, where temperatures in winter drop to less than zero, in some regions the train track passes through, and goes up in the summer to more than 56° C in some regions.


Mexican delegation visits Saudi Arabia to promote trade and discuss investment

The Mexican ambassador further declared that his country, like Saudi Arabia, is one of the top 20 economies in the world and is eager to strengthen mechanisms of collaboration in different areas. (SPA)
Updated 17 November 2018
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Mexican delegation visits Saudi Arabia to promote trade and discuss investment

  • The visiting team expressed their desire to benefit from and contribute to the projects presented by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030

RIYADH: A trade delegation from Mexico called on the Saudi business community to strengthen trade partnerships with their counterparts in Mexico and participate in promising opportunities and investment projects in various areas, especially in the construction and infrastructure sectors.
“A delegation from the National Bank for Services and Public Works (BANOBRAS), the most important development bank in Mexico, visited Saudi Arabia to promote investment opportunities that will bring the countries closer together,” Mexican Ambassador Alfredo Miranda told Arab News on Friday.
Miranda accompanied Alejandro Blasco, head of investor relations at BANOBRAS, and Luis Ampudia, deputy head of investor relations, during the meeting at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC).
The Saudi delegation was made up of CSC Secretary-General Saud Al-Meshari; Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Saudi Fund for Development Khalid S. Alkhudairy; and head of stakeholder management of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) Saad A. Alkroud.
During the meetings, the Mexican delegation shared the opportunities available in Mexico for identifying possible public-private partnerships and financing social infrastructure projects, and they discussed the potential of investment opportunities in Mexico as part of the PIF’s international diversified pool, said the envoy.
The visiting team expressed their desire to benefit from and contribute to the projects presented by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The Mexican ambassador further declared that his country, like Saudi Arabia, is one of the top 20 economies in the world and is eager to strengthen mechanisms of collaboration in different areas, taking into account that Mexico’s GDP is $1.1 trillion, has a population of 129 million inhabitants, an inflation rate of 4 percent and very low unemployment of just 4 percent.
“I am sure both countries will continue to work together in order to have more Mexicans in Saudi Arabia and more Saudis in Mexico,” said Ambassador Miranda.