Saudi Arabia Plans To Introduce Road Tolls By 2020

Saudi Arabia’s minister of transport has confirmed the kingdom is studying plans to implement road tolls across the kingdom, according to reports.

Nabil Al-Amoudi told Arabic publication Makkah that six roads had been identified to start charging fees from 2020.

He said the proposed road toll fee will be submitted to the high commissioner for approval after the study is completed.

The interview took place on the sidelines of the launch of nine road projects in the Eastern region valued at $400 million (SAR1.5bn).

He said the new King Hamad Causeway (running parallel to King Fahd Causeway), which was put out for tender recently, is being considered under a public-private investment model, with foreign investment also a possibility. A full feasibility report is expected to be completed by the middle of next year.

 

Source Credit: Arabian Business

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