France welcomes contract to extend Dubai metro system
United Arab Emirates – Extension of the Dubai metro system – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Paris, 29 June 2016
I commend the success of the Alstom group in winning, on 28 June, the contract to extend the Dubai metro system to the 2020 World Expo site. This company had already completed the Dubai Tram project, which was inaugurated in November 2014 and is one of the most modern systems in the world.
In a highly competitive and key global market, this reflects the exceptional expertise of France’s rail industry and its commitment to ensuring the success of major international events.
This €2.6-billion contract, which is estimated to be worth more than €1 billion to Alstom, will support jobs in the group’s main sites in France; 40% of Alstom’s business is geared to exports./.