Assistant Undersecretary for Transport Sector at the Ministry of Communications Mansour Al-Bader said Wednesday that the Ministry has set August 31 as a deadline for qualifying at least 12 companies for a railway project tender.
In press statements, Al-Bader said that the national railway network will be over 500 km-long and will be built in two phases to be completed by 2018.
The Kuwaiti national network is expected to be linked with and part of the GCC railway network.
He pointed out that the Ministry will organize a conference for Gulf Cooperation Council's communications ministers shortly to mull the latest developments related to the GCC railway network.
In the meantime, Al-Bader announced that the Ministry will qualify the companies applying to partake in the Kuwait's 200km-long national metro network project.
The metro network will run across the country through 90 stations, nine of them will be underground and the remaining 81 stations will be above the ground, he said.