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Ras Al-Zour rail to be linked to Damman

Saudi finance minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf has said King Abdullah has ordered the linking of the new Hazm Al-Jalameed-Ras Al-Zour rail with Dammam through Jubail Industrial City, Arab News has reported. "The new rail will connect the major industrial facilities in Jubail, Ras Al-Zour and Northern Border Province with King Fahd Industrial Port and Commercial Port in Jubail and the King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam. It will also enable passengers to travel between Riyadh, Dammam, Jubail and Ras Al-Zour," the minister said. The 1,392-km railway line between Hazm Al-Jalameed, Northern Border Province, where phosphate mines are situated, and the industrial center of Ras Al-Zour, Eastern Province, was opened in May.