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KSA causeway linking Egypt to complete in 5 years - Newspaper

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King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Bridge will cost up to $7 billion
16 May 2017

Saudi Arabia will complete a project to build a causeway linking the kingdom with Egypt through the Red Sea at a cost of up to $7 billion, a Saudi newspaper has reported.

The King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Bridge will be completed within five years and it will facilitate trade volume worth $200 billion annually, Arabic daily Al-Madina said, quoting Hussein Shabakshi, a member of the Egyptian-Saudi Business Council.

"This is a vital project that will enhance relations between the two countries…it will be a turning point in the logistic services in Egypt and Saudi Arabia," he said.

The causeway, which was revived during King Salman's visit to Egypt last year, will link the Northwestern Saudi town of Tabuk with the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula and pass through Tiran Island at the entrance of the Gulf of Aqaba.

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