SR 2.8 bn transport projects under way

There are several transport projects, costing a total of SR2.8 billion, under various phases of implementation in Madinah and Najran provinces.

Zuhair Kateb, director general of the department of roads and transportation in Madinah, said that his department had implemented a number of projects while several other projects were under implementation. These projects are estimated to cost a total of about SR1 billion. The projects cover roads, bridges, flyovers, intersections and lighting, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

He said budgetary allocations were made for a number of projects during the current year. Contracts were awarded to many Saudi companies and establishments to implement these projects, such as intersections on Yanbu-Madinah-Qassim expressway, doubling of Khaibar-Al-Hayet road, and completion of doubling of Madinah-Tabuk road.

Meanwhile, Nasser Bajash, director general of the department of roads and transportation in Najran, said that the department was implementing several road projects costing a total of SR1.8 billion. These included construction of single roads and doubling of roads with a total length of 3,537 km. He thanked Najran Gov.

Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah for his keenness in developing and expanding the road network in the province.

The road projects, which are under implementation, included intersections at King Abdullah road and Al-Hussein road, Al-Areesa road and Al-Sharfa road, agricultural roads, completion of doubling of Al-Hozam south road and King Abdullah road, and implementation of doubling of Najran-Sharoura-Wadeea-Al-Khodra road, Bajash added.

May 27 2012,Arab News 2012