Qatar, Bahrain ink MoU on bridge building
Qatar and Bahrain signed on Sunday a memorandum of understanding (MoU)regarding the building of a bridge linking both countries together. The 40km double-lane causeway is expected to take four years and nine months to complete. It will start at Askar village, continue along Bahrain's eastern coastline and end at Ras Ashiraj in Qatar.
This step was reached during the fifth round of meetings of the joint Higher Commission which took place in Doha Sunday and was attended by Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad, the Qatari Crown Prince, and Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifah, the Bahraini Crown Prince.
Sheikh Tamim said that with the world witnessing great changes, it has become imperative to keep up with these changes on the local level and building a bridge between Qatar and Bahrain falls into a policy of enhancing ties between nations of the Gulf region.