Published: 2018-12-17 15:24
Last Updated: 2018-12-17 16:19
Prime Minister Omar Razzaz inaugurated on Monday, December 17, 2018, the King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Road, which connects Zarqa, Al-Azraq and Al-Omari Bridge.
The 100 Km road was funded by Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) with a value of JD200 million.
The opening was attended by the Saudi Ambassador to Jordan Prince Khaled bin Faisal bin Turk, Ministers of Public Works and Housing and Vice President of the SFD, Khalid Al-Khudairi.
During the opening, PM Razzaz said that the establishment of the road comes as a culmination of the historic Jordanian-Saudi strategic relationship, and he thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia for his continued support to Jordan.
He added that the opening of the road indicates Jordan’s progress towards realizing the state of production, where the necessary infrastructure is achieved, noting that the road is of primary importance to connect Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries.
King Salman’s road is one of the most important projects of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing. It has been implemented by a Jordanian-Saudi contractor consortium. It is also an important hub for regional trade, a transit route between Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf counties, facilities traveling and has a greater level of traffic safety.
The project included the rehabilitation of the road between the Free Zone in Zarqa and the Jordanian-Saudi border (Al-Omari) to become four lanes separated by a 20m median strip with four main intersections, which links to the main road.