Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, launched on Monday the trial operation of the passengers’ section at the new Salwa crossing, which links Saudi Arabia with Qatar.
He noted that the crossing would primarily contribute to enhancing vehicle and passenger traffic, in addition to promoting trade volume exchange and economic relations between the two Gulf states.
“The Kingdom’s advancement in various fields contributed to achieving sustainable development,” Prince Saud said, adding that many vital projects implemented in Saudi Arabia have become the focus of the world’s attention.
These projects “draw a road map towards a promising future in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, through the development of the infrastructure of the land ports in the Kingdom,” he remarked.
For his part, Governor of Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority of Saudi Arabia Eng. Suhail bin Mohamed Abanmi said that the new Salwa border crossing project has been fully equipped with the essential integrated services and utilities for the clearance of all passing vehicles and passengers.
The border crossing would represent a vital factor in enhancing vehicle and passenger traffic, in addition to promoting trade volume and economic relations between the two countries, he added.
He stressed that the authority has worked on holding a number of strategic partnerships with entities in the public and private sectors, relying on best practices in the design, development and operation of the port infrastructure, thus contributing to strengthening the Kingdom’s economy, and facilitating all land transit operations between the Kingdom and neighboring countries.