The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques watched a documentary film on the project of Haramain High Speed Rail.
Then, Dr. Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi, Minister of Transport, delivered a speech in which he affirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was honored to serve the guests of Allah since the era of the founder of the Kingdom King Abdulaziz, till the current era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who set a comprehensive plan to double efforts to achieve his directives with regard to comfort of the pilgrims and Umrah performers.
"Your directives aim to harness all potentials to serve the guests of Allah in accordance with the ambitious national vision 2030, including basic transportation services through major projects facilitating the convenience of pilgrims and Umrah performers. The journey between Makkah and Madinah has become closer and easier than ever before. In conjunction with the 88th National Day, this great project is only a confirmation of the Kingdom's commitment to serve Islam and Muslims," the Minister of Transport said.
"I am honored to announce the inauguration by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques of Haramain High Speed Rail. We are proud and honored to transport the guests of Allah, citizens and expatriates on this land," he said, adding that the train represents the idea sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his keenness to accomplish this project and overcome all difficulties.
He disclosed that this project is implemented in accordance with the best international experiences, adding that the project includes five stations; Makkah, Madinah, Rabigh King Abdullah Economic City, Jeddah-based King Abdulaziz International Airport and Jeddah downtown.
The Minister of Transport affirmed that the length of rail is 450 km with a capacity of 60 million passengers annually.
Source: Saudi Press Agency