Saudi Arabia Articles & Analysis

2017 proved a momentous year for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the various strategies related to the country’s Vision 2030 and National Transformation Plan 2020 started to take shape.

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Which international markets is Saudi Arabia hoping to enter for aviation services expansion?

 

The Kingdom’s long-term development plan, Saudi Vision 2030, gives a special place to the transport and logistics sector, aiming to leverage the country’s unique location on global shipping routes to make the maritime industry a cornerstone of national development. This means a much greater focus on domestic ports, with many projects already...

 

In its efforts to become a logistics trading hub linking Asia, Africa and Europe, Saudi Arabia has taken concrete steps to comply with the highest international standards in freight handling. In July 2016 the Kingdom signed the World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and in March 2017 it announced its decision to join the...

 

Under the National Transformation Programme (NTP), launched in 2016, one of the key areas highlighted for the transport sector is the development of public transport systems in larger cities. Public transport development simultaneously addresses a number of strategic objectives, ranging from improving the quality of life for citizens to...

 

What impact will the National Transformation Programme (NTP) have on the transport sector?

 

A rapidly developing railway network has the potential to transform movement around Saudi Arabia, resulting in less road congestion, an improved travel experience for millions of pilgrims and faster delivery of industrial freight. According to a report by Terrapinn Middle East for the Middle East Rail 2017 event, it is estimated that the...