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Saudi, Bahraini Transport Ministers Discuss King Hamad Causeway Study

Saudi, Bahraini Transport Ministers Discuss King Hamad Causeway Study

Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 15:15
King Fahd Causeway, Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia's Transport Minister Dr. Nabil Al-Amoudi met on Wednesday with Bahraini Transport Minister Kamal Al-Amoudi in Riyadh. The two discussed a report issued by the assigned consulting company for the King Hamad Causeway project.

After exchanging opinions and listening to third party observations, the attendees recommended studying other aspects related to the project and then presenting them to the team for further review and opinion.

The Bahraini Minister of Transport revealed in previous statements that the preliminary feasibility study of the railway project and King Hamad Causeway between the two countries estimated their budget at four billion dollars, and that the project contains two tracks for railway, transport of goods and passengers, Saudi Arabia with his country, with the establishment of 4 tracks for cars on the new bridge.

King Hamad Causeway aims to connect Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, running parallel to the existing King Fahd Causeway. The causeway is expected to be about 25 kilometers and allow passenger trains, freight trains and vehicles so as to reduce the traffic on the King Fahd Causeway.

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