Saudi Arabia's King Fahd Causeway records 131,000 travellers in 1 day
The number of people who travelled across the King Fahd Causeway on 11 January is the highest recorded in 33 years
Saudi’s King Fahd Causeway Authority revealed that the causeway connecting Saudi Arabia to Bahrain recorded the highest number of travellers on 11 January, 2020, reaching 131,000 passengers on a single day – the highest since its opening in November 1986 more than 33 years ago.
The spokesman for the Eastern Province Passports Department, Colonel Moala Al-Otaibi, said that this record, including the smooth movement of travellers across the causeway, was accomplished due to cooperation with related sectors, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.
Construction Week reported in October 2019 that the King Fahad Causeway Authority inked an $8.9m consultancy agreement to begin construction work on another causeway project to connect Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
The agreement, which was inked with a consortium including KPMG, AECOM, and CMS, will see the development of a financing model, as well as the engineering specifications, design, and selection of the main developers for the construction of the $3.5bn King Hamad Causeway project.
The King Hamad Causeway will be constructed based on a public-private partnership model and will include a parallel rail line.