Saudi allocates $6.53bn for municipal services
Saudi's $6.53bn municipal services budget focuses on roads, bridges.
Saudi Arabia has allocated $6.53billion of its 2011 budget towards municipal services, including the construction of intercity roads and bridges.
Bridge development and maintenance, in particular, have been prioritised as they are integral to Saudi Arabia’s developing infrastructure.
Current major infrastructure projects include the 800m-long bridge at the intersection between King Abdulaziz and King Abdullah road and intersections for the Madina and Al Amal roads.
“Saudi Arabia is focused on engaging local, regional and international partners to ensure that it lays down the right infrastructure that can support present and future needs,” said Jamie Dowswell, conference director, Bridges Saudi Arabia, IQPC.
Bridges Saudi Arabia runs from 27 to 30 March at the Crowne Plaza in Jeddah. The event is being held under the patronage of HE Dr. Hani Bin Mohamed Bin Ahmed Abu Ras, Mayor of Jeddah, and organised by the International Quality & Productivity Centre (IQPC).