King Fahd Causeway records highest number of travelers

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The causeway connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain was opened in November 1986. (SPA)
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The causeway connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain was opened in November 1986. (SPA)
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The causeway connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain was opened in November 1986. (SPA)
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The causeway connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain was opened in November 1986. (SPA)
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Updated 13 January 2020

King Fahd Causeway records highest number of travelers

  • During the mid-year school leave, Bahrain becomes the top destination for people in Saudi Arabia, especially the Eastern Province

DAMMAM: The King Fahd Causeway has recorded the highest number of travelers since its opening, with 131,000 people crossing in one day, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.
The previous highest number was 129,437 passengers. The spokesman for the Eastern Province Passports Department, Col. Mualla Marzouq Al-Otaibi, said movement was achieved smoothly in cooperation with related sectors.
He added that the increased flow of travelers has not affected security aspects or the speed of processing paperwork at the crossing.
During the mid-year school leave, Bahrain becomes the top destination for people in Saudi Arabia, especially the Eastern Province.
This is due to several factors, including Bahrain’s proximity, and the many events and shopping offers targeting visitors from Saudi Arabia.
The causeway connecting the two countries was opened in November 1986, and has contributed to expanding their commercial exchanges. The bridge cost $564 million and took more than four years to build.
Last year, the National Program to Support the Management of Projects in Public Entities and the King Fahd Causeway Authority signed a memorandum of understanding to raise
the efficiency of the KFCA’s facility and asset management, as well as its overall operation and maintenance practices.
 


Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port, covering 500 families. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

  • So far, 290 tons of aid transported to provide urgent humanitarian needs to people affected by explosion

JEDDAH: Aid continues to flow into the Lebanese capital Beirut, as the fourth Saudi air bridge plane operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) arrived on Sunday.
Ninety tons of emergency aid was flown in on the flight, including medical materials and equipment, foodstuff and shelter supplies. Medicines, burn treatments, medical solutions, masks, gloves, sterilizers and other surgical materials will be distributed by special teams on the ground.
The plane also carried food baskets that included flour and dates as well as shelter materials such as tents, blankets, mattresses, and utensils.
So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.
This aid was provided based on an assessment report of the necessary humanitarian needs resulting from the explosion, in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Beirut, and the KSRelief branch in Lebanon.
This comes as an extension of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with the Lebanese people and to provide relief to those affected by the disaster.

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So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port on Sunday, covering 500 families.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed bin Abdullah Bukhari told Arab News that special committees would oversee and review reports on the Lebanese people’s needs.
“Aid will continue to flow into Lebanon after assessing the required needs of the Lebanese people in cooperation with the relevant authorities in Lebanon,” he said.
Countries around the world have come together to help Lebanon in the wake of the explosion on Aug. 4, which devastated large areas of Beirut, damaging and destroying infrastructure, buildings and homes, including all port facilities and the country’s grain storage silos.