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Sharjah Ruler reviews Etihad Rail project progress

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HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, yesterday (December 5) received Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Etihad Rail.

During the meeting, Dr Sheikh Sultan touched upon the Etihad Rail project, its developments, achievements and plans, said Emirati news agency Wam.

In 2015, Stage One of the project, which extends 264km, was delivered, linking the Shah and Habshan gas fields in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi to the port of Ruwais on the Arabian Gulf, with a capacity of transferring 22,000 tonnes of sulfur granules daily.

Stage 2, which is currently under way, will extend 605km from Ghuweifat on the border with Saudi Arabia to Fujairah on the east coast, to be followed by future route additions, stated the report.

The meeting was also attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council.

Sheikh Theyab later thanked the Sharjah ruler for his interest in the Etihad Rail project, praising the leadership's generous support for the development of strategic projects in the UAE, it added.

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