Anbar Completes Highway to Saudi Arabia

Anbar province recently announced its completion of a 12 billion Iraqi dinar ($10.3 million) highway project linking western Iraq to Saudi Arabia.

Anbar province spokesman Mohammed Fathi Hantoush explained that the highway, called the Land Pilgrimage Road, is 230 kilometres long and links central Anbar to the Saudi border at Arar border crossing.

Hantoush added that the highway is slated to be used for hajj, umrah and trade exchange purposes, and aims to improve trade relations and religious tourism between the two countries.

The highway was constructed by local and government companies, and was completed within two years.

(Source: Al-Shorfa)

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