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The Saudi government signed contracts worth US$630mn with national companies to work on road projects across the kingdom.
Transport Minister Jabara Al-Seraisry signed the new contracts which will see the construction of a total of 1,865 km of roads in various parts of the country including Makkah and Madinah provinces.
The Saudi ministry has allocated $3 billion in the current budget for 389 new road projects with a total length of 6,600 km across the Kingdom, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
The ministry has also set aside US$200mn for road maintenance and US$13.5mn for conducting studies on 2,762 km of new roads.
will see the lion's share of the projects including the first phase of Alkharj-Quwaieya Road, the phase II of Afif-Dhalam Road and the road linking Riyadh-Qassim Road with Riyadh-Huraimala.