KSA to build $1.6 billion road project

Project will stretch 135km, linking the regions of Asir and Jazan

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A $1.6 billion road project that will link the regions of Asir and Jazan in Saudi Arabia has been approved, the Emir of the Asir region has said.

Prince Faisal Bin Khaled announced that the 135km project would be a dual carriageway that would have all the services necessary for the movement of travellers between the two regions.

The road starts from the Al-Far’a recreational park in the south of Abha and runs to Beesh in the north of Jazan, he explained, adding that the project was part of wider $6.39 billion plan to improve road projects across the Kingdom, as approved by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah.

The approval of the Asir – Jazan road project also includes the carrying out of a road project that will link the Makkah and Jazan regions via Asir, which would cost $1 billion. All the required services and rest houses will be built along the road.

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