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Causeway opens for truck movement


Bahrain has shown the green light for goods movements through King Fahd Causeway as both Saudi and Bahrain continue to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

As per the new order, starting today, trucks from the Bahraini side will be allowed to resume their trips to Saudi Arabia via the King Fahd Causeway.

“The reopening of the cause- way was coordinated with the Saudi Customs Authorities”, said Mohammed Hassan Al-Isa, the Exits Customs director at the Customs Affairs.

The roadway linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia was shut on March 7 this year as part of precautionary measures to curb the spread of the deadly pandemic. Following which, on July 23, Saudi announced opening the sea-link for Saudi citizens wishing to return without prior permission.

The 25-kilometre long cause- way, a series of bridges and causeways, connects al-Khour of Khobar in Saudi Arabia to Al Jasra in Bahrain.

One of the embankments knows as the ‘middle island’ houses the customs and im- migration facilities, besides a mosque, gardens and restau- rants. Last year Bahrain received a total of 11.1 million visitors, with 88 per cent are coming through the King Fahd cause- way, accounting for 9.7 million visitors.