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A total investment of Dh4.4 billion for the new phase of the project.

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Published: Sun 29 Sep 2019, 7:55 PM

Last updated: Mon 30 Sep 2019, 9:55 AM

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, on Sunday reviewed the progress of the UAE's national railway project.

"Today, I met with Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of Abu Dhabi's Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Etihad Rail, and discussed the progress of the UAE's national railway network project," Sheikh Hamdan said.

"This mega-project's ambitious aims will have a substantial developmental impact on both local and regional fronts. The 2nd phase of the project will connect Abu Dhabi with Dubai, with a total investment of Dh4.4 billion," he said.

During the meeting, they discussed the progress of the railway network, which is set to connect the seven emirates of the UAE and enhance connectivity with the GCC road network, expanding the infrastructure necessary for furthering economic development both locally and regionally.

They also discussed the positive impact of the rail network, which is considered one of the main development projects being implemented currently in the UAE.

Sheikh Hamdan commended Etihad Rail's efforts to implement the UAE's  vision for the transportation and logistics sector by using best in class technologies.

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