H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Administrators of Etihad Rail, has attended the Board of Administrators assembly for Oman and Etihad Rail Firm (OER), the developer and operator of the UAE-Oman Rail Community.
The assembly, which convened in Muscat, highlighted the achievements and efforts in the direction of expediting venture preparations, and the schedule to construct the UAE-Oman railway community.
H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was accompanied by Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Power and Infrastructure and Chairman of the Board of Administrators of OER; Saeed bin Hamoud Al Maawali, Omani Minister of Transport, Communications and Info Expertise and Vice Chairman of the Board of Administrators of OER; Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to Oman, along with board members and several other different officers.
Sheikh Theyab bin Mohammed was briefed on developments that help the continued growth of the venture, which is able to see the development of an environment friendly railway community that hyperlinks Sohar Port with the UAE Nationwide Railway Community, consistent with world requirements.
Sheikh Theyab stated, “The joint rail community will contribute to reinforcing the sturdy strategic and cultural ties between the UAE and the Sultanate of Oman. Critically, it aligns with the directives of our visionary management, who’ve all the time prioritised the enhancement of each financial and cultural ties between our two nations.
“We stay steadfast in our dedication to the completion of this transformative venture and recognise the pivotal function the institution of a strong railway community that unites the 2 nations will play in driving sustainable socio-economic development.”
Sheikh Theyab bin Mohammed and the board mentioned key venture milestones, significantly the modern design methods tailor-made to the varied terrain throughout each the UAE and Oman. Among the many achievements highlighted had been the modern engineering options employed to sort out various terrains alongside the route, which led to a 25 % discount in tunnel works and a 50 % discount in bridge building. The venture boasts a number of 2.5-kilometre-long tunnels and bridges reaching a peak of 34 metre. Specialised hydrological options had been additionally included to deal with various climate situations alongside the community.
The board additionally reviewed the progress of various tenders for all venture packages, encompassing civil works, techniques, locomotives, and trailers. Throughout the assembly, the members additionally praised the corporate’s collaborations with companions within the UAE and Oman, highlighting the energetic involvement of native corporations and their cooperation with distinguished world corporations specialised in these fields in addition to the importance of driving native added worth throughout all points of the venture.
Echoing these sentiments, Suhail bin Mohamed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei stated, “We take satisfaction within the collective efforts devoted to the development of the UAE-Oman Rail Community, which is an important hyperlink within the built-in transport and logistics companies that may prolong throughout area, and can present social advantages, financial benefits, and aggressive incentives for each nations. Oman and Etihad Rail Firm is dedicated to supporting all sectors by fostering promising industrial and funding alternatives, along with our capability to draw, develop, and practice Emirati and Omani skills. This dedication contributes to solidifying the positions of each nations as world logistical hubs for the import and distribution of products to regional markets.”
For his half, Saeed bin Hamoud Al Maawali, Vice Chairman of the Board of Administrators, stated, “The venture’s outstanding progress underscores its strategic significance each domestically and regionally. Inside a brief interval, the venture has efficiently attracted main corporations globally throughout numerous sectors, evidenced by the signing of long-term agreements and partnerships with numerous native and regional corporations.”
He added that the venture’s success is a results of the commendable efforts of the groups working throughout numerous sectors, serving as a testomony to the sturdy relations between the 2 nations.
As well as, the board recognised the developments in tender processes for various venture segments and counseled the sturdy partnerships established, each domestically and globally. The significance of localisation in stimulating financial contributions was accentuated, alongside the environment friendly coordination between events within the UAE and Oman, as demonstrated by the speedy issuance of permits and certificates.
The board additionally mentioned the corporate’s collaborative methods with numerous corporations within the UAE and Oman to determine built-in logistics options. These initiatives purpose to interlink the railway community with ports, maritime and land delivery, and logistics companies, together with warehousing and distribution, to cater to the evolving calls for of consumers.
The assembly concluded with a dialogue of plans required for the combination of logistics options, linking practice networks, ports, freight, and companies to satisfy buyer wants. The board emphasised the venture’s function in enhancing industrial exercise and social cohesion by linking financial, industrial, industrial, and residential areas via a railway community, as a part of the joint efforts by each events in numerous points of financial and social growth.
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