Dates set for Saudi-Bahrain bridge project tender

This undated file photo shows cars traveling along the King Fahd Causeway linking between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 17 September 2018
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Dates set for Saudi-Bahrain bridge project tender

  • The bridge project includes a rail line network, as well as vehicle lanes and cargo trains
  • Al-Sheikh estimated that the cost of the project ranges between $3 billion and $4bn

JEDDAH: The authority supervising a bridge project connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain will launch a tender for the project in six months.
The bridge project includes a rail line for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) network, as well as vehicle lanes and cargo trains.
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Bahrain, Abdullah Al-Sheikh, was quoted by Al-Arabiya saying: “The tender for the King Hamad Causeway will be launched after six months, and it is expected that the project execution will start by mid-2021, where it will be complete in three years.”
Al-Sheikh estimated that the cost of the project ranges between $3 billion and $4bn, adding that it will act as a new link between the two countries and will contribute to boosting trade in all fields.


Ambassador Khalid meets Saudi soldiers receiving treatment in US

Updated 23 February 2019
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Ambassador Khalid meets Saudi soldiers receiving treatment in US

  • Prince Khalid bin Salman met with Saudi soldiers who were being treated for injuries in the US
  • The Saudi ambassador praised the soldiers as “heros” for defending the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, met on Saturday with Saudi soldiers who were being treated for injuries in the US.

The Saudi ambassador praised the soldiers as “heros” for defending the Kingdom against the “Iran backed Houthi terrorist.”

Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab coalition fighting the Houthi militia, who overthrew the democratically elected, internationally recognized government of Yemen in 2014.

During the Yemen conflict, the militia has targeted Saudi Arabia using ballistic missiles, which United Nations investigations have found to have been manufactured by Iran.