Railway project to transport phosphate and bauxite ore to be ready by end of year

March 28, 2010

A railway to transport phosphate and bauxite ore that would serve a project Saudi Arabian Mining Co. is developing is expected to be in operation by the end of this year. The mineral line would link the phosphate mine at Al-Jalamid and the bauxite mine at Az-Zabirah to the processing facilities at Ras Azzour, on the Gulf coast.

Rumaih Al-Rumaih, deputy chief executive of Saudi Railyway Company reported that that 800 kilometers of the 1,486 km railway has been completed.