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    China and Gulf states discuss OTIF accession to support international freight

    2018-04-24T14:04:40Z

    INTERNATIONAL: China and the Gulf Co-Operation Council member states are discussing accession to the COTIF convention, which provides a legal framework for the operation of international rail traffic. China’s interest is related to the growth of east-west freight traffic to and from Europe. Its accession would be politically significant ...

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    Qatar Rail restarts civil works tendering

    2015-02-19T17:56:00Z

    QATAR: National railway project promoter Qatar Rail launched a new prequalification process for the civil works on the first phase of the planned Long Distance Passenger & Freight Rail network on February 18. A prequalification exercise for a combined civils and railway systems contract was launched last year, but subsequently ...

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    Gulf Co-operation Council states discuss OTIF accession

    2014-03-30T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The Gulf Co-operation Council and the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail have signed a memorandum of understanding which could lead to the GCC and its six member states Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE acceding to the COTIF convention. The convention provides a legal ...

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    Qatar long distance rail network design contract awarded

    2014-02-28T17:17:00Z

    QATAR: A joint venture of Parsons and Systra has been awarded a design consultancy services contract for the Qatar Long Distance Railway Network. The planned 400 km rail network would have seven passenger stations, six freight facilities and a depot. It would provide freight and passenger services within Qatar, and ...

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    Qatar Railway Education Alliance partnership

    2013-04-16T13:51:00Z

    QATAR: National railway development agency Qatar Rail, Qatar University and Deutsche Bahn's consultancy business DB International signed a memorandum of understanding for the formation of the Qatar Railway Education Alliance during the Business & Investment in Qatar forum held in Berlin on April 16. The three partners plan to establish ...