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16 January 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 07:49 GMT+1

April 9, 2018

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Ready a project in order to dig a channel on the border between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

It would be along 60 kilometers. wide 200 meters and deep -15/20 meters

In Saudi Arabia all ready for the border with Qatar would be given the starting signal to the digging of a long channel, work whose realization would mean the transformation in island of the peninsula qatariota. It asserts the Saudi daily paper "Sabq", specifying that the project would be realized by Saudi private investor and emiratini with the collaboration of dredging society Egyptians who would bring to the project the acquired experience with the recent widening of the Suez Canal put into effect in great part with the escavo of sandy areas, land that mostly characterizes also the 60 kilometers that separate Khor Salwa from Khor - to the Udayd and that they constitute the line of border between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The channel would be wide 200 meters and deep -15/20 meters.

The daily paper has specified that the project, that 745 million dollars would involve an investment of 2,8 billion riyal () and would be realized in 12 months, must obtain the green light of the Saudi authorities and that the work would allow to give continuity to the Saudi coastal line, than currently is interrupted solo from the terrestrial border with Qatar, with the objective to develop tourism in this region. This the scope declared from the newspaper. However the political implications of the execution of the project do not escape to nobody, face evidently to isolate physically as well as politically Qatar after the governmental relations between Doha and Riyadh have aggravated as a result of the decision of Qatar to restore the diplomatic relations with Iran.

Among other things the daily paper "Sabq" has announced that to the border with Qatar a Saudi military base would be installed also and that it leave of the area would be used for storage of slags of the nuclear power station that Saudi Arabia has the intention of construct.

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