Hafeet Rail launches preparatory work for Oman-UAE rail network

Sohar: Hafeet Rail Company launched the preparatory work for the joint Omani-Emirati railway network, during a field visit to the project route, carried out by a number of officials from the executive management of the Asyad Group, Hafeet Rail Company, and the project contractors and consultants.

The attendees were briefed on the preparatory work, technical studies, and engineering designs for the project’s construction work, and listened to an explanation given by a team of engineers supervising the project about the network’s construction work, which includes building 60 bridges, some of which reach a height of 34 meters, and implementing a number of tunnels up to 2.5 kilometers long. meter.

The technical team supervising the project also reviewed the most important solutions that the company employs to facilitate the implementation of the joint railway network and overcome its challenges by using innovative and sustainable engineering solutions to deal with different terrains, changing climates, and valley flow.

During the visit, the most important sites of the project’s route were reviewed, including the passenger station, maintenance and shipping stations, tunnels, and high-rise bridge construction sites. Ahmed bin Ali Al Balushi, CEO of Asset Management at ASYAD Group, explained that the speed of progress of work on this project reflects the keenness of the leaderships of the two countries to advance With the acceleration of joint development, speed of achievement and achieving results in the shortest possible time.

He also added that investing in young national competencies over the past years and empowering them with knowledge and experience in various fields related to the development of the railway industry contributed to pushing this project to move to the implementation stage under the leadership of national cadres with a high level of competence and professionalism.

For his part, Engineer Ahmed Al-Masawa Al-Hashimi, CEO of Hafeet Rail Company, said: The launch of the preparatory work for establishing the network reflects the continuous cooperation between all parties concerned with this project in the two brotherly countries during the last period, which led to the project reaching the implementation stage in record time. This important phase begins with confident steps in cooperation with the shareholders of Hafeet Rail, an elite group of national companies in the Sultanate of Oman and the UAE, and a number of international expertise houses.

He added that the field visit gave everyone the opportunity to see the most important features of the project’s path, and to see some of the important sites where preparatory work had begun, including the bridge site in Wadi al-Jizzi, with a length of up to 700 meters and a height of 34 meters, in which appropriate engineering solutions will be employed to deal with its surrounded terrain. With high mountains and deep valleys, the next stage requires more effort and cooperation to complete the project implementation phases according to the quality and international standards that have been approved.

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