Friday, May 24, 2024

“Union Rail”… a great engine of growth


The Union Rail project is one of the most important mega projects the UAE has seen in recent years.

As it is considered a fundamental pillar for the development and improvement of transport infrastructure in the country, the opening of the project packages for the national railway network will not stop with the support of our wise leadership, in the “Al Fayya” region. Abu Dhabi’s Emirate and Network is developing an ambitious development plan that will link the seven emirates with a railway network, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the region.

The project promotes the UAE’s Sustainable Development Goals and contributes to achieving climate neutrality by 2050, as it will help reduce carbon emissions in the country’s land transport sector by 21% and reduce per capita land transport emissions by 40% by 2050. .

Improve logistics infrastructure

The importance of this great national project lies in its positive impact on the economy of the United Arab Emirates and improving its sustainability, especially in improving the logistics infrastructure of the country. Thanks to this modern railway system, passengers and goods can be transported efficiently and at high speed. , which saves costs and time.

Thus, it supports the country’s internal and external trade, and the Union Rail Project contributes to increasing the country’s tourism revenue as it gives tourists an opportunity to explore the various cities of the country with ease and comfort.

Economic income

In addition, the national railway network contributes to supporting companies’ businesses and improving their investment opportunities, as the country’s seven emirates from “Al Quaifat” on the border with Saudi Arabia to Fujairah are being developed as an essential. Part of a global distribution network. The first phase of the project has been completed. The network and its commercial operations were launched in late 2016, and construction of the second phase of the project began in early 2020.

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Tourism returns

The United Arab Emirates National Railway Network establishes the strength of the union for the next fifty years by supporting the national economy with a value of 200 billion dirhams, and it will save 8 billion dirhams in road maintenance costs and its tourism benefits are estimated. About 23 billion dirhams. The program has actually contributed to supporting local industry by allocating 215 companies and local locations.

Also, 70% of the construction materials used in the project are produced by the local industry. The program also contributed to support the Emiratisation agenda and graduate qualified personnel to work in the sector and include specific specializations.

A diverse landscape

The national railway network of the United Arab Emirates passes through various geographical terrains, including a large-scale engineering project to build 593 bridges and crossings of all types and 9 tunnels with a length of 6.5 kilometers. Vehicular traffic under the tracks of the railway network.

Freight train

The new freight train fleet in the region includes 38 locomotives and more than 1,000 multi-purpose vehicles capable of transporting 60 million tonnes of freight annually. Middle East.

The main element

Mohammed Musaba Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce, said that the new national railway network contributes to improving the efficiency of logistics networks and diversifying the country’s economy, especially in the next fifty years, and meeting the current and future needs of industrial companies, shipping, construction materials and quarries.

Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Shayab Al Naqbi, Director General of Economic Development in Ras Al Khaimah, affirmed that Union Rail represents a national project that will support comprehensive economic growth and boost GDP. Factories must be located within the commercial environment in the UAE.

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Yusuf Mohammed Ismail, Chairman of the Supreme Committee of the South Bin Saqr Foundation for the Development of Youth Projects in Ras Al Khaimah, said: The National Railway Network is the latest and greatest transport, freight and logistics project in the Gulf region, and it will surely be. Reflects positively in all sectors and industries.

Rami Jallad, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zones Group (RAKEZ), affirmed that the Union Rail Network will make a big quantum leap in advancing development, improving the business sector and attracting new capital and international companies.

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