• Rail transport provides 70% of the fuel consumption


    The signing of a memorandum of understanding between SABIC and SAR
    «SAR»: rail transport provides 70% of the fuel consumption


    Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih, Executive Chairman of the Saudi railway company ' SAR ' the transport of goods by rail providing 70 percent of the fuel consumption , he said that this is a great feature, if the means of transport available and easy, this gives more reliable transfer and delivery of product in market economic cost. This followed the signing of a memorandum of understanding Monday between Saudi basic industries Corporation (SABIC) and the Saudi railway company ' SAR ' to use the railways for a delightful ' in ' transport raw materials and products for facilities of SABIC in the Jubail Industrial City. The agreement was signed by Saudi railway company ' SAR ' CEO Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih, Saudi basic industries Corporation SABIC ' ' Executive Vice President of strategy and planning Yousif bin Abdulrahman Al-Zamil.
    Al-rumaih, said that the transfer of large amounts of tons of petrochemicals and iron by railway lines of ' SAR ', it will contribute to the network service and the national economy. The use of rail does not mean eliminating the use of trucks to transport, but large distances and large amounts it would be logical to move by rail to numerous benefits and reviewed that rail freight transport contributes to provide 70 percent of the fuel be transported via truck, as it supports the economy by reducing the pressure on road accidents and reduce harmful emissions. Adding that the company is an old transport services for metals and Saudi Aramco and a host of other companies such as pastures, and other companies, our effort to all those that have the appropriate quantities to be transported via railway and rail projects for the southern region with respect to the carriage of passengers, said Al-rumaih, said the company is the executive arm of the State, it is not empowered to determine which projects it implemented and commissioned projects, the southern region ' so far ' network under planning and God willing, we hear about it soon. The railway that the company implemented reach Riyadh when North of King Khalid airport will be executed at the scheduled time, the floods that occurred in Saudi Arabia and traded it for the company's projects. He said that the company's relationship with the Ministry of transport an excellent relationship and that all projects implemented by the company has specific terms from the beginning until completion, no project is finished running, adding that approximately 2,750 kilometers of railways implemented a project to link Jeddah Riyadh under design will be implemented, it is also important that this part of the railway network of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and not only in Saudi Arabia and even the Gulf States and even export to and from Ports.

    Al-rumaih said that SABIC industrial facilities will be linked to the ports of Jubail but access of their products to all the ports of Saudi Arabia on the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea in addition to various local markets through a network of ' SAR '. As such activities come to implement part of the plan drawn up by the public investment fund of the giant national projects for the railways in comprehensive economic development in the Kingdom, praising for the Minister of finance and Chairman of the public investment fund, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf great support and follow-up of projects and activities to develop its business.

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