$22.5 billion Riyadh Metro ‘a race against time’

A picture taken on October 29, 2014 shows Saudi Abdullah Allohaidan, assistant of the director of the Riyadh Metro, looking at a model of a train at the company’s operation building in the Saudi capital.

Saudi Arabia’s sprawling and congested capital is in a race against time to complete its SR85 billion ($22.5 billion) metro system within four years, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Abdullah Allohaidan told AFP in an interview that the rail and bus development — whose construction is changing the face of Riyadh — is the largest such project under way in the Middle East “and I think in the whole world.”

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