The UAE’s Energy and Infrastructure Ministry has signed a safety permits agreement with Etihad Rail. Under the agreement, they will work together on issuing safety permits for Stage Two of the UAE’s national rail project. Stage Two of the National Rail Network extends from Al Ghuwaifat on the UAE’s border with Saudi Arabia to Fujairah on the east coast. Once it is completed, the network will link ports, manufacturing hubs and cities in the UAE and connect it with the wider GCC rail network. The agreement was signed by the Undersecretary of the UAE’s Energy and Infrastructure Ministry Hassan Mohammed Juma Al Mansouri and for Etihad Rail by its Chief Executive Officer, Shadi Malak.