(MENAFN - Arab News) Riyadh gov. prince turki bin abdullah bin abdul aziz disclosed here thursday that 200 saudi engineers will be working side by side with engineers from international firms in the multibillion riyal king abdul aziz public transportation (kapt) project which is already in the first stages of implementation.
the kapt project includes riyadh metro and public buses. the-state-of-the-art project is expected to be completed in two years.
prince turki who is also the head of the supervising committee of the kapt implementation in its monthly meeting said that riyadh metro has the personal support of custodian of the two holy mosques king abdullah and crown prince salman and reflects their interest in addressing the needs of the public transport in riyadh. the meeting also discussed the smooth operation of the mega project.
the governor who was presiding over a follow-up meeting at the high commission for riyadh development (hcrd) said the cooperating partners participating in the implementation of the project are major international companies which will work under the hcrd and saudi firms with a highly qualified and experienced work force.
he also noted the close cooperation of all government institutions in the city to overcome the obstacles that the project may face during the implementation period especially the water and electricity departments.
'hcrd has hired highly qualified saudi engineering graduates from the united states as part of the program of the custodian of the two holy mosques scholarship" he added.
after the meeting the governor inspected some of the drilling equipment used for digging tunnels on king abdul aziz road where he was briefed by an hcrd official on the status of the project under implementation.