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Bahrain-Saudi causeway may open by end of July

DAMMAM, July 1, 2020

The King Fahd Causeway connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain is likely reopen by the end of July, according to media reports.
 
“A meeting of the Bahrain Coordination Committee disclosed the possibility of reopening of the bridge on July 27,” Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported quoting sources.
 
The opening plans will include strict protocols to limit the spread of coronavirus, according to the report.
 
The 25-km long causeway was closed on March 7 as part of the precautionary protocols to control the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).
 
Meanwhile, the King Fahad Causeway Authority had earlier announced the implementation of a comprehensive development and improvement plan for both the Saudi and Bahraini sides.
 
Work is ongoing to launch the first phase of an e-payment system for the causeway gates on both sides.
 
The daily average number of travellers across the causeway is 75,000 passengers. In 2019, Bahrain welcomed 11 million visitors, the majority of them were from Saudi Arabia. 
 



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