It has been reported that the integrated public transportation system in Dammam and Katif cities of Saudi Arabia will cost 17 billion dollars and will be completed by 2021. Eastern Province mayor Fahad al-Jubeir said that about 1.5 years of work is needed for the location of the railway and the stations, according to Arab News published in English. The official noted that they will offer solutions consisting of light rail system, bus and connection flights against traffic congestion that will occur during the project.
He added that there will be two main lines in the project and the second line will be connected to King Fahd International Airport. It is expected that the Eastern Province will benefit greatly from the project and its positive effects will be seen in the economy and tourism sectors.
The report also noted the interest of international companies in the project of a billion dollar railway. Five companies from France were announced. 70 is a large French company operating in Saudi Arabia, and about 27 offers thousands of jobs.