Russia to lay Saudi rails for $US 800 million

Russian Railways has won a tender to lay a railway line in Saudi Arabia. The overall weight of the contract is to be around $US 800 million.

According to the Russian railway monopoly, it's received a letter from the Saudi Finance Ministry inviting it to talks on signing a contract to build the line.

The new railway will connect Az-Zabira with the Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. That's 520 kilometers of line, including bridges, camel crossings, and other related construction.