Road contracts worth more than
SR732 million were signed here yesterday by Communications Minister
Dr. Nasir Al-Salloum with specialist national companies.
include the implementation of a 340-km-long Hail-Jouf road and the
extension of two-way roads between Rafha and Arar by 160 km, between
Arar and Turaif by 90 km, and between Hafr Al-Baten and Majmaa by 100
reporters after the signing ceremony, the minister said allocations
for the contract have been made in the current general budget, which
has allocated SR2.075 billion for 93 road projects.
He said the
ministry was reviewing tenders offered by various companies to
construct two-way roads on the Houtat Bani Tameem-Aflaj-Wadi Al-Dawaser
route and the coastal road linking Jeddah-Laith-Qunfuda and Jizan.
SR450 million have been allocated for the two projects.
recently the Kingdom’s plan to establish a major highway linking
Jordan on the north and Yemen in the south.
ministry is planning to renovate the old Jeddah-Makkah road in its bid
to reduce pressure on the expressway. Ibrahim Al-Sultan,
undersecretary for planning, told Okaz that the old road would be set
aside mainly for heavy vehicles.