Qatar is to invest $43.62bn to develop rail infrastructure in the country.
Qatar’s Ministry of Transportation said that it has already commenced working on building the Doha Metro network, which will have a 233km long track and 96 stations, with plans to connect the long-distance passenger and goods train connected to the rail of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The investment includes developing the railway sector in the country through local Qatari companies.
“The new port project would be a logistics portal, to provide marine transport routes and railways in the region and further promote the development of local industries. It will develop the capacity of Hamad international airport and will be linked with the
Doha Metro network and long-distance train passenger and cargo, as well as public buses and taxis to become actually an integrated transport hub,” Qatar’s Minister of Transport said.