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Three major transport projects for Jeddah.

The Ministry of Transport branch in Makkah region announced granting approval for three giant projects in Jeddah.

These are part of the Jeddah municipality's strategic plan for development of the region.

The projects include construction of the largest intersection, east of King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAAIA) for improving the service for passengers,and completion of the eastern ring road.

This was disclosed by Mufreh Al Zahrani,director general of the Ministry's branch. "We are currently working,in coordination with the General Authority of Civil Aviation to build the largest intersection east of KAAIA.

This is meant for serving the airport and making some changes on Al Nuzha road to facilitate entry to the airport," he said while speaking at a gathering to discuss the municipality's new strategic plan.

He said that the second project consists of construction of intersections and bridges on the old Makkah road and completion of the eastern ring road in the region.

This project is aimed at easing the traffic congestion being witnessed in the region. Referring to upgrading of the old expressway, he said that this is one of the oldest roads in the region.

There is a plan to address the randomness of the road,which will be kicked off within the coming few days. Mufreh Al Zahrani unveiled plans to financially support owners of old buses plying in the city.

Under the plan,the owners will be provided with loans to buy new buses as part of attaining face-lift of the city. He underlined the need for active participation of both the public and private sectors in the successful implementation of the municipality's strategic plan.

The municipality is making all out efforts to make it a resounding success with the participation of all the people --citizens and the foreigners.

The municipality has embarked on major awareness campaign in this regard. More than one dozen workshops were conducted as part of the campaign

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Publication:Saudi Economic Survey
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Date:Jun 1, 2009
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