Saudi Arabia’s ministry of transport has announced the completion of maintenance work on road infrastructure in and around the Jadeedah Arar port ahead of its opening on November 17 as part of a package of agreements between the kingdom and neighbouring Iraq.
The agreements aim at creating investment opportunities across all sectors and securing all roads to and from the only port between the two countries, the foundation of which was laid by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
Badr Abdullah Al-Dulami, Saudi deputy minister of transport, said the developed logistics area at the port would serve as a gate for the northern part of the kingdom to promote the economy by attracting investors and help strengthen Saudi-Iraqi economic relations.
The Saudi ministry of transport said it has implemented many road projects in and around the port, including the installation of 150 warning and regulatory signs, 1,990m of concrete curbstones, application of reflective road paint with a total of 9,000 square metres and installation of reflective ground control signs with a total of 1,500 square metres.
The ministry has also installed 6,000m-long safety metal barriers for crossovers and dangerous curves, safety concrete barriers for a traffic island with a total length of 3,200m and 32km-long safety concrete barriers as part of a preventive maintenance project at the site.
The ministry said it is committed to the highest road safety and quality standards, and to ensure all projects are completed to provide efficient services under the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030.