King Hamad Causeway to increase trade exchange between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

December 15, 2015 11:44 am

Trade experts expect that the King Hamad Causeway, which links Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, to contribute in lowering the cost of imported goods by between 30 and 50 per cent.

They believe that this will reflect positively on the trade exchange between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, reports Bahrain-based AlWatan.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued directives to accelerate the completion of the project studies for King Hamad Causeway, which is expected to increase the flow of tourists and visitors from the Arab and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Dr Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani, GCC secretary-general, stressed that this directive aims to complete the King Hamad Causeway as part of the network for the railway project that links the GCC states.

Businessmen added that King Hamad Causeway would provide a solution to the problem of trucks being delayed on the King Fahd Causeway, which is the only road link between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.


AMEinfo Staff
By AMEinfo Staff
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