Saudi-Qatar: Expanded Salwa border crossing inaugurated

Prince Saud bin Naif, emir of the Eastern Province, inaugurated on Monday the new expanded Salwa border crossing with Qatar.

The emir witnessed the trial operation of the passenger section at the new border facility. The border crossing has been expanded by four times of its previous capacity and now it can accommodate 12,000 cars in each direction per day. The capacity of vehicles per day before the completion of the expansion works stood at 3,000.

The new port will represent an important support for accelerating the movement of vehicles and travelers, apart from its role in enhancing the volume of trade exchange between the two countries.

Salwa port is one of the most important border land ports in the Kingdom, and it witnesses the exchange of goods and the transit of individuals between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Its importance is now increasing with the FIFA World Cup being held in Qatar from November, as it will be an important link for the transit of travelers from all over the world.


Saudi Gazette
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