Saudi Rail 2015 aims to tap project boom

January 2015

INTERNATIONAL exhibitors are set to showcase the latest developments in the railway industry and highlight opportunities in the region at a major exhibition to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at the end of this month.

Saudi Rail 2015, the international exhibition for rail, metro lines and urban transportation, will run from January 25 to 28 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre.  It is being organised by Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC) in co-operation with Ramatan Exposition and Conference.

The range of products and services at the exhibition will include passenger and cargo transportation wagons, maintenance services, train line systems, train network and communication systems, train station equipment, facilities and services, consultancy, broadcasting, and customer clearance services.

The event will be held concurrently with Saudi Logitrans 2015, the international exhibition for transport, logistics and freight, the ‘Saudi Rail and Logitrans Conference’ and ‘Trans 4 Saudi Arabia’.

The seminar sessions will provide a podium for key government decision makers, transport organisations, port authorities, and industry professionals to announce new initiatives, formulate strategic policies and regulations and exchange information on global best practices.

According to recent reports, rail projects account for 32 per cent of the total GCC transportation developments valued at $298 billion. Transportation is said to make up to 20 per cent of the total construction spending in Saudi Arabia where nearly $25 billion is at the bidding stage or under development in the railway sector.

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