Kuwait to build metro project at cost of $20bn

Kuwait’s planned metro project is set to cost the country in the region of $20bn (KWD 5.7bn), Arabic daily Al Shahed has reported.

The three-line system would include 61 stations and cover the entire capital, the newspaper added.

A 23.7km line would run from Salwa to Kuwait University, with 19 stations.

Another 21km line would run from Hawally, stopping at 27 stations to end in Kuwait City.

A third line would stretch 24km from Kuwait International Airport to Abdullah Al Mubarak area, passing through 15 stations.

A joint public-private partnership, construction of the metro is due to begin in 2017.

Source: http://www.constructionweekonline.com