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King Fahd Causeway records highest number of travelers

Saudi Arabia, January 13, 2020

DAMMAM: The King Fahd Causeway has recorded the highest number of travelers since its opening, with 131,000 people crossing in one day, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.
The previous highest number was 129,437 passengers. The spokesman for the Eastern Province Passports Department, Col. Mualla Marzouq Al-Otaibi, said movement was achieved smoothly in cooperation with related sectors.
He added that the increased flow of travelers has not affected security aspects or the speed of processing paperwork at the crossing.
During the mid-year school leave, Bahrain becomes the top destination for people in Saudi Arabia, especially the Eastern Province.
This is due to several factors, including Bahrain’s proximity, and the many events and shopping offers targeting visitors from Saudi Arabia.
The causeway connecting the two countries was opened in November 1986, and has contributed to expanding their commercial exchanges. The bridge cost $564 million and took more than four years to build.
Last year, the National Program to Support the Management of Projects in Public Entities and the King Fahd Causeway Authority signed a memorandum of understanding to raise
the efficiency of the KFCA’s facility and asset management, as well as its overall operation and maintenance practices.

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