After a 3-decade closure, the “Jadidat Arar” port will return, tomorrow, Tuesday, to link Saudi Arabia with Iraq, after the Saudi Customs completed its preparations for the opening of the port for “shipping”, following the agreement to open it in accordance with the results of the work of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council in its fourth session that Adopted by the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prince Muhammad bin Salman, and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.The project of establishing and improving the “Jadidat Arar” port from the Saudi side and the “Arar” port on the Iraqi side is located on a total area of one million 666 thousand and 772 square meters. The project includes a “logistical area” that will serve as the economic gateway to the northern part of the Kingdom, and the start towards strengthening economic relations. Saudi-Iraqi, and towards new horizons of cooperation in the economic and development fields. The project will also facilitate the intra-trade movement between the two brotherly countries.
One of the most prominent components of the project with regard to the “Jadidat Arar” port from the Saudi side is the establishment of a yard for the export and import areas, and the rehabilitation of the inspection yards and their subsidiary buildings and security buildings, in accordance with the standards for developing the work environment, rehabilitating staff housing and the international road, and improving the outlet’s visual perspective. While the Iraqi side includes the establishment of a new and integrated port for the movement of freight and passengers on arrival and departure, it includes radiation inspection systems for goods and trucks, truck weighing system, a power station to feed the port, a water purification station, a drain, a mosque, warehouses and parking lots for trucks.
It is noteworthy that the project of “constructions and improvements of a new port in Arar from the Saudi and Iraqi sides” received generous patronage by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, by laying the foundation stone for the project during his visit to the northern border region two years ago, which witnessed the opening and inauguration of 65 development projects. In the region.