Work has begun on the 111 square-kilometre railway project that will connect Kuwait to the rest of the GCC according to sources close to Al-Anba newspaper.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar will operate the new Gulf States Railway in 2021, while Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman will take over in 2023.
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Kuwait is working to complete the project on the specified date under the GCC’s general secretariat plan, the sources added.
Phase 1 will comprise a 111km line from Kuwait City to Nuwaiseb on the Saudi border and a 153km line linking Kuwait City with Boubyan port at an estimated cost of $3bn.
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