MEED MENA Rail & Metro Summit told there are $300bn worth of rail and metro projects in the Middle East

Conrad Dubai, 21 October 2014. The annual MEED MENA Rail & Metro Summit was told this morning that a total of $300bn worth of rail and metro projects are under way or planned in the Middle East & North Africa region.

“Every single country in the MENA region has rail project ambitions,” MEED Projects’ director of analysis Ed James said. “Not all of these projects will go ahead, but the figure is indicative of the scale of what is happening.”

James said Saudi Arabia had the largest rail project pipeline. It was followed by $40bn worth of projects in Qatar and $30bn in the UAE.

The Strategic Partners in the MEED MENA Rail & Metro Summit are Fluor and Siemens. Gold sponsors are ZTE and Bechtel. Associate Sponsor is Louis Berger Lunch sponsor is Vossloh Middle East. Bronze Sponsors are Autodesk and Thales. Conference Sponsors are CSR, Arabian Railway Company, Drake & Scull and Hill International. Networking sponsor is Parsons.