The government of Saudi Arabia is refuting earlier press about an agreement to proceed with a bridge linking Egypt and the Kingdom. Whether the earlier reports were based on simply bad information, a poorly-informed source, or wishful thinking is unclear.
Govt denies report of Saudi-Egypt causeway
CAIRO/ABHA: ARAB NEWS
While Egypt has warmly welcomed reports about an agreement with Saudi Arabia to construct a $3 billion causeway linking the two countries together, the Saudi Ministry of Transport denied any knowledge of such an agreement, local Arabic daily Al-Watan reported yesterday.
The newspaper on Thursday quoted an official source at the ministry as saying that the two countries have renewed an agreement to construct a 50-km-long causeway on the Red Sea to be named “King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Causeway.”
“There is no any such agreement to the effect between the ministry and any other party concerning the project,” the Saudi Transport Ministry said in a statement.