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Road construction contracts signed worth SR 919 million.

The Minister of Transport, Dr. Jabbara Bin Eid Al Saraisery has said that the Ministry is keen to start implementing projects, approved in the budget this year, before the end of the first half of the year.

The Minister signed the contracts of new road projects with Saudi contractors. He said after signing the contracts that the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, his Crown Prince and the Second Deputy Premier stipulate that the projects should be of overall coverage and at places close to the citizens'habitats.

He also confirmed that contracts of the projects approved in the previous year's budget have already been granted to contractors for implementation.

He congratulated the contractors to whom this year's contracts have been awarded and stressed on them the importance of finishing the contract within the specified period.

He indicated that the Ministry would be working to remove any hurdles or difficulties in this regard so that work should continue smoothly without any delay. Dr. Al Saraisery signed 16 contracts for construction of road projects at an overall cost of SR 919,257,500.

The details of these contracts are given below: Makkah Region:Completion of work on the 4th group of roads:

1- Completion of work on Rania -- Al Aqouba Road for a length of 23 kilometers

2- Completion of work on a 23 kilometers segment of Al Ghafa -- Turbah Road

3- Completion of Al Moba new and old Al Moba Road

4- Completion of Al Badriyah -- Al Hebra Road for a length of 25 kilometers Completion of work on the 5th group of roads: - Completion of work on Hurra Al Shara'a -- Wadi Sitara Road (6 kilometers)including Hurra Al Shara'a crossing.

- Completion of work on the link with Mastourah Crossing No. 7 for a length of 3 kilometers - Completion of work on Wadi Bridge along Mudreka -- Al Bareeka Road Madinah Region: - Linking Al Nakheel -- Dateer Road with Madinah -- Hail Double carriageway - Implementation of Al Akhal -- Rabigh Road Assir Region: Implementation of doubling Military City -- Airport -- Abha Road including crossings (Phase-2) - Completion of work on the bridge over Nemran Valley (1 kilometer) Completion of work on Al Abla -- Al Hajjar Mine road for a length of 20 kilometers.

Tabouk Region: - Completion of work on Al Qulaiba -- Abu Ajram Road Hail Region: - Implementation of a double carriageway road linking Al Wadi and Hail -- Madinah Expressway Northern Border Region: - Repair work on Abu Hadriya -- Hafr Al Batin -- Rafha Road - Completion of work on some roads of group-2 - Completion of work on Al Hamad --Al Qurayat Road (part-2) - Completion of work on Turaif

-- Adfa Road for a length of 90 kilometers - Completion of doubling work on Sikaka -- Arar Road to reach new Arar Road including bridge over Badnah Valley for a length of 600 meters Najran Region: - Implementation of crossing of Prince Sultan Road with Al Jawiah Road and Prince Naif Road in Najran Region Al Baha Region: Contract has been awarded for implementation of a number of agricultural roads of various lengths in Al Baha Region.

Al Jouf Region: - Completion of work on road crossings in Al Jouf - Implementation of double carriageway on Baseeta -- Taberjel Roa

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Date:May 24, 2009
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