KSA launches road projects worth total of $2.7bn

Carriageways to link Asir and Jazan and Makkah and Jazan regions

Saudi Arabia is investing in its road infrastructure.
Saudi Arabia is investing in its road infrastructure.

Saudi Arabia has announced the launch of two road projects worth a combined total of $2.7bn (SAR 10bn).

A road linking the Asir and Jazan regions is set to be built at a cost of $1.6bn (SAR 6bn), the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday (12 July) following an announcement by the Emir of Asir.

Prince Faisal said the dual carriageway would stretch 135km from Al-Far’a recreation park in the south of Abha, to Beesh in the north of Jazan region. Services needed to facilitate the movement of travellers between the two regions will also be built as part of the project.

The second project would see the construction of a $1.1bn (SAR 4bn) highway between Makkah and Jazan regions via Asir, along with requisite services and rest houses.

Both projects are part of a $6.4bn (SAR 24bn) programme of road building approved by the Saudi government.

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