Israel: A railway linking plan to connect Israel and Saudi Arabia is in consideration of the Israeli government and it has approved the cost of the project which is included in its 2019 budget three days earlier.
The Cost of the railway linking project is expected to be 15 million shekels ($4.5 million).
A team of experts has been formed by Israel railway commission to lay down the plan for the project.
According to the news reported in Middle East Monitor which quoted Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, the purpose of the project is to transfer goods and people across the borders, and the initial plan of the project is to build a railway station in the city of Bisan with a railway network which travels through Jordan to Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
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At present, the goods from Israel are being transported from Haifa port and then heading to Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States through Jordan.
The railway line plan is called by Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz as “Peace Line.”