99% of passenger and goods transport in Kuwait is carried out in private vehicles. The forecast is that this will lead to saturation of the current road transport system within 10 years unless alternative means are provided.
Kuwait has become one of the most important business centres in the Middle East. It is undergoing a population growth rate of over 3.5% annually, one of the fastest in the world.
Kuwait City has become a thriving modern city but it lacks an urban railway system in line with the economic and social growth that the city has been undergoing in recent years.
For this reason the Kuwait Investment Authority has entrusted Ineco with the Kuwait Rapid Transit & Railroad Master Plan project, the Master Plan for the national railway and the Kuwait City metropolitan rail networks.