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Bahrain will issue the tenders end of October for consultancy services to manage the transition phase of King Hamad Causeway, a proposed causeway linking the country with Saudi Arabia
The announcement came from Saudi Arabia?s minister of transport Nabil bin Mohammed Al Amudi and Bahrain?s minister of transportation and telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed during the Future Investment Initiative (FII).
As reported by BNA, the new causeway is expected to carry vehicles, passenger trains and freight trains. It will extend 75km in both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, incorporating the 25km span of the King Hamad Causeway over the sea waters. The main construction work is set to be tendered by 2020.
The proposed new causeway aims to reduce traffic pressure on the current causeway, thus boosting trade activities in the region. Once completed, the project is set to open a new phase in the bilateral relationship of both the countries and help in strengthening new and innovative projects similar to the GCC common market and the GCC customs union.