Saudi Arabia and Bahrain announced on Wednesday that a tender for consultancy services to manage the transitional phase of the bridge project parallel to the King Fahd Causeway will be launched next week.
This was jointly announced by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Transport Nabil bin Mohammed Al Amudi, and Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed on the sidelines of the Future Investment Initiative (FII), held in Riyadh under the patronage of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The new causeway, which is set to run parallel to the existing King Fahad Causeway, will carry passenger trains, freight trains and vehicles, reported BNA.
The project will extend 75 km in both countries, including the 25-km span of the King Hamad Causeway over the sea waters. The main construction work will be tendered by the end of 2020, said a report.
The causeway, which will be part of the proposed GCC Railway, will ease traffic pressure on the existing causeway and boost trade exchanges, stated the report.
The project represents a new phase in the longstanding bilateral relationship and demonstrates both countries’ commitment to the GCC strategy to strengthen collaboration through the introduction of new and innovative projects, with examples including the GCC common market and the GCC customs union, he added.
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