Saudi Railways Company (SAR) has announced that work is in full swing on all its major infrastructure developments, including the Land Bridge project that links the seaports on the Red Sea coast to the seaports on the coast of the Arabian Gulf via Riyadh, reported Saudi Gazette.
The Saudi Landbridge Project was a part of Saudi Railways Organization's (SRO) railway expansion programme. It now falls under SAR's ambit following its merger with SRO earlier this month.
One of the biggest projects in the region with an estimated cost of $7 billion, it involves construction of 950 km of new line between Riyadh and Jeddah and another 115 km track between Dammam and Jubail.
Work is progressing at an accelerated pace to complete all these vital projects at the earliest, including the Land Bridge, said the report, citing a senior minister.
"The mega project, that links the seaports on the Red Sea coast to the seaports on the coast of the Arabian Gulf via Riyadh, will provide indispensable service and logistical priorities," explained Minister of Transport Saleh Al Jasser, who is also the chairman of the Board of Directors of SAR.
"It will also positively affect the activation of the national strategy for transport and logistics," he added.