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

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.


Saudi technical students to showcase skills at global contest

Updated 17 min 42 sec ago

Saudi technical students to showcase skills at global contest

  • ‘WorldSkills’ started in 1950 after the head of the Spanish Workers Union called for the organization of the first national vocational competition in Madrid

MOSCOW, Russia: Saudi students and experts will be showcasing their innovative skills in aircraft maintenance and welding during the “WorldSkills” competition to be held in Kazan, Russia on Thursday. 

The competition will run for six days and will see the participation of representatives from 75 countries.

“This is a biennial global competition during which more than 700 young men and women from 75 countries compete in 56 various categories,” said the CEO of Colleges of Excellence Dr. Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri. 

The competition will run for six days and will see the participation of more than 700 young men and women from 75 countries. (SPA)

“The competition covers industrial and service professions with the highest international standards to promote technical and vocational training and raise awareness about the impact of such training.

“This competition aims to shed light on the importance of technical skills, encourage young people to acquire them, discover their skills and develop them and find cooperation opportunities among contestants and different sectors,” he added.

Those who qualified from international technical colleges and strategic partnership institutes were: Idris Abduljalil Al-Haji from the International Aviation Technical College (IATC) in Riyadh, Hassan Hussain Al-Rashid from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services, aircraft maintenance expert Ibrahim Khalid Yamani from IATC, and welding expert engineer Ghazi Mohammed Al-Mustanir from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services.

“Saudi students impressed the participants during previous local and international competitions,” Al-Tuwaijri said, adding “Yamani was chosen as the best aircraft maintenance expert during the 2017 competition held in Abu Dhabi.”

“WorldSkills” started in 1950 after the head of the Spanish Workers Union called for the organization of the first national vocational competition in Madrid.