Kuwait Municipality has reportedly approved all the Ministry of Commerce's plans related to the Inter-Gulf Railway Project, which will eventually see the construction of railway link between Kuwait and other Gulf nations. The railway project is considered one of the most essential ventures in many ways for the country's planned development. It will be crucially important to the nation's commercial development, providing a reliable means of transporting various goods and materials. The budget for the railway project has already been approved with the associated underground metro project. The 135-kilometres railway line, which will connect Kuwait with Saudi Arabia, will begin at Sulaibiya and end at Nuwaiseeb. The Commerce Ministry has already received approval to appropriate the land needed for the project, which will be completed using the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) system. The ministry is currently working to improve the landline telephone network, having completed a number of related projects recently and expecting to finalize work on more shortly.