Expansion of Saudi Arabia’s transport sector progresses
The focus on infrastructure development in Saudi Arabia is driving a near 10% annual growth in the transport sector.
Estimates place the growth between 6-10% due to the volume of new roads, railways and integrated community development projects.
The number of religious pilgrims visiting the country has also aided the growth; the new metro line in Mecca was partly operational for Eid Ul-Adha in November 2010.
Last year, the Kingdom’s transport budget included 6400km of new roads, with additional multi-billion dollar projects also planned under the Jeddah Strategic Development plan, the Riyadh Light Railway and King Abdulla Economic City.