Qatar, Bahrain in causeway talks
October 31, 2013 - 3:43:09 am
DOHA: Qatar and Bahrain yesterday resumed talks on the proposed 40km causeway that would link the two countries and decided to review the project’s cost in the wake of rising prices of construction materials.
The causeway is proposed to be a cable bridge with a four-lane road. In addition, there would be an emergency lane and a pedestrian walkway. Work on the causeway was expected to begin by 2011 at an estimated cost of $4.5bn. The 40km bridge would link Al Ishairij in Qatar to Al Askra in Bahrain. The cables will be hanging at a height of 40m on Qatar’s side and 27m on Bahrain’s side. The Peninsula