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Saudi Arabia ramps up infrastructure to become a global logistics hub

Saudi Arabia ramps up infrastructure to become a global logistics hub

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s calculated location attaching Asia, Africa, and Europe has driven the country’s objective of coming to be a global logistics hub for the three continents.

It additionally assisted the Kingdom come to be a leader in logistics and also transport markets, as it is combining the country’s network of 72,000 km of roads, including 3,690 bridges and 76 tunnels.

This comes as the Ministry of Transport and Logistic Solutions is checking out effective plans to link the distant regions and reduce the ranges between cities.

Furthermore, the ministry has prepared to help with the procedures connected to the arrival and motion of visitors, tourists, as well as pilgrims to the two holy mosques.

According to a recent record, it included 56 roadways completing 1,610 km in 2022, besides inspecting 608 bridges and 37 passages to ensure the facilities was safe and sound.

The Kingdom also bolstered its air network in 2014, releasing the King Salman International Airport and also 2 terminals of King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, broadening Al-Qaisumah Flight terminal, as well as finishing the institutional transformation of 25 flight terminals in the Kingdom.

Additionally, throughout the 2022 FIFA Globe Mug, the Kingdom ran day-to-day flights to move travelers to Qatar.

The infrastructure push caused 88 million travelers flying in 2014, even as the freight transportation touched 623,000 bunches.

Rail networks in 2014 also tape-recorded a 115 percent boost to 5.8 million travelers compared to 2021.

The Al-Mashaaer Al-Mugaddassah Metro Line transported over 1.3 million explorers during the Hajj period in 2015.

Moreover, over 23 million lots of minerals and products were relocated through trains, a 9 percent increase over 2021.

The railway market additionally witnessed famous launches consisting of the project linking the North and also East networks, the Jubail internal network, the Al-Qurayyat passenger train, and also the auto products service using traveler trains in the North Train.

The record exposed that the train network kept 1.8 million vehicles off the Kingdom’s roadways.

Released by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2021, the National Transport and Logistics Method is a considerable motorist in reinforcing the Kingdom’s position as an international logistics hub.

Last Updated: 01 May 2023

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