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.


7th AGFUND Development Forum kicks off in Geneva

AGFUND was established in 1980 upon the initiative of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz. (SPA)
Updated 4 min 51 sec ago
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7th AGFUND Development Forum kicks off in Geneva

  • Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal expressed hope that the AGFUND Forum will meet what everyone looks forward to. (SPA)
  • AGFUND is a regional organization based in Riyadh. It was established in 1980 upon the initiative of Prince Talal

JEDDAH: Under the patronage of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz, president of Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), the 7th AGFUND Development Forum kicked off in Geneva on Monday. 

In an opening speech, delivered on his behalf, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal expressed hope that the AGFUND Forum will meet what everyone looks forward to. He also expressed his happiness to participate in this forum for discussing important issues.

He said the development, which meets the demands of life and sustainability, is a key factor in preparing such people who can participate and contribute to the progress of their society.

He urged the media to play its role in raising awareness of the “2030 Sustainable Development Goals.”

AGFUND is a regional organization based in Riyadh. It was established in 1980 upon the initiative of Prince Talal.

AGFUND works mainly in the field of development and growth at the international level through an effective partnership with the UN and other regional and national development organizations. Through the implementation of its programs, AGFUND provides support to needy groups to help facilitate their full access to basic and fundamental social requirements, such as education.