SAUDI ARABIA: Jeddah Metro Co has awarded Aecom Technology Corp an 18-month contract worth US$28m to provide consultancy services to support the preliminary planning and design phase of the Jeddah Public Transport Project.

Last year the Council of Ministers approved a 45bn riyal transport plan for the city — which includes a three-line light metro, buses and ferries — to be completed within seven years.

‘We are delighted to play a key role in this important programe and to support the Jeddah Metro Co,’ said David Barwell, Chief Executive, Aecom Middle East. ‘Our global team of transportation experts is well equipped to deliver a programme that will provide the residents of Jeddah with access to a safe, reliable and sustainable public transportation system.’