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  • Transport investment peaks in Saudi
  • Transport investment peaks in Saudi
    Sharon Hahn Darlin (2013) ©

Transport investment peaks in Saudi

The Middle East is investing an increasing amount in transport, and not just to facilitate tourism. Saudi Arabia is leading the way with a high speed railway between Mecca and Medina. This is just one project within an $81.6 billion development plan.



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