RIYADH — Oman’s Ministry of Transport has announced that the first road link serving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman will be opened for the public soon. Salem Muhammad Al-Nuaimi, the Omani undersecretary at the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology, announced the road is almost complete and to open soon.
Al-Nuaimi, in his interview with Oman TV, said that work was now in full swing to establish the facilities required to provide utility services for the travelers on this road.
The road project that remained delayed for years will cut the distance between the two countries by about 800 kilometers and decrease travel time and distance significantly, he added.
Calling the road linking the two countries as vital, Al-Nuaimi added, “The larger portion of the road passes within Saudi Arabia, extending into some of the most difficult terrains in the world, through the Empty Quarter.”
The road crosses through the Empty Quarter and Al-Ahsa governorate in Saudi Arabia, covering 580 km in the Kingdom, and its length in Oman stretches to about 160 km.