Saudi, Egypt officials to dicuss bridge
Jeddah, July 19, 2011
The proposed Gulf of Aqaba bridge linking Saudi Arabia and Egypt will be on top of the agenda of a Saudi-Egyptian Business Council meeting next month, a report said.
The meeting, the first in the post-Mubarak era, will be held in Jeddah, an Egyptian diplomat was quoted as saying by the Arab News report.
The 32-km Gulf of Aqaba bridge will become the world’s longest when complete and take three years to finish, the diplomat said in the report.
Earlier reports quoted the business council’s chairman Abdullah Dahlan as saying that comprehensive studies on the financial cost and technical feasibility of the project would be launched shortly and its findings submitted to officials of the two countries.
The bridge will link the Kingdom with Egypt via the Gulf of Aqaba from the Ras Hamid area in Saudi Arabia to Ras Nassrani near Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.