His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Chairman of Etihad Rail, inaugurated the track laying at the railhead in Saih Shuaib, towards Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Supervision Trip by H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed
The new tracks are on time on the schedule for delivery. As part of the UAE National Rail Network development, this is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the nation. H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed undertook the supervision and construction works from the starting point of track laying in Saih Shuaib towards Abu Dhabi and Dubai. He took the trip aboard an inspection train designated for supervision and inspection of construction works.

The trip also encompassed the 10-kilometer journey reaching Al Maha Forest. His Highness was informed in detail about Etihad Rail’s procedures and measures to protect the natural habitat and wildlife during the implementation of the project within the forest, including the development of bridges, culverts, and animal crossings.

Under His Highness’ diligent inspection, he noted that the nation’s wise leadership is precious for the development of Stage Two. He also placed on record the invaluable support offered by the local and federal government stakeholders as the company continues to support the developmental goals of the UAE, including those set for the next fifty years.

Strategically Important Project
This project is of strategic importance to the UAE and can revolutionize the UAE’s transport sector. Theyab bin Mohamed stressed that the network forms a vital part of the UAE’s world-class integrated transport ecosystem, strengthening the UAE’s global leading position in the provision of quality transport infrastructure.

Theyab bin Mohamed further accentuated the project’s role in supporting the UAE’s economic growth, connecting key ports with production and manufacturing points and population, which will positively affect the lives of citizens and residents in the country.

The network is significant in providing a modern and sustainable national rail network, bolstering the UAE’s leading regional standing.

During the visit, Theyab bin Mohamed said that the carefully considered and diligent scrutiny of our wise leadership bolsters the UAE’s regional and international positioning.