Saudi Arabia is going ahead with construction operations of the Salwa Canal which will separate the kingdom from its Gulf neighbour Qatar.
The final period for submitting bidding offers to participate in the project’s construction will be on Monday, 25 June, Arabian Business reported, citing media reports.
On Monday, Saud Al-Qahtani, a member of the Saudi Royal Court, posted a video via his official Twitter account which reveals the beginning of establishing the canal. In a related note, Makkah newspaper said that the project would be finished in a year.
After completing construction works, the canal will allow passing merchant vessels and add around 60 kilometres to the kingdom’s coastline.
Investors from Saudi and UAE’s private sector will finance establishing the project. The total cost of the project wasn’t disclosed.