SR11bn for road projects this year



The Ministry of Transport, in a major exercise to improve infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, has taken up 223 road projects involving laying of roads covering a total length of 3,708 km at a cost of SR11 billion this year. Besides, it will also study the feasibility of laying 1,523 km of new roads in the Kingdom.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said the total length of the road network including expressways, double lane and single lane roads had already touched 65,000 km, and all these adhere to the most advanced specifications.

“This is apart from 145,000 km agricultural roads,” SPA reported, citing a source, adding that more than 24,000km of different kinds of roads are under construction in various parts of the Kingdom.

Road networks are of strategic importance for Saudi Arabia’s industrial development with huge investments having been made for the development of transport infrastructure in addition to expansion of land, sea and air transport. More info