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Kuwait’s $2.4bn causeway on track for 2018 completion

Sheikh Jaber Bridge to be launched end of 2018

Kuwait’s $2.4bn causeway on track for 2018 completion

Kuwait’s new 36 kilometre causeway, which will connect Al-Sabiya city with Madinat Al-Hareer (Silk City), is on course to be completed by the end of 2018, according to the country's news agency.

The $2.4bn (KD 738m) cable-stayed bridge, a key project included in Kuwait’s '2035 Vision' development plan, will become the tenth longest cross-sea bridge once completed.

The bridge, which is being built across Kuwait Bay, is part of Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s plans to transform Kuwait into a financial and commercial centre, Kuwait News Agency reported.

The project is 80 percent complete and will cut the journey time between the two connection points from one hour to 15 minutes.

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