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(From Bernama The Malaysian National News Agency)
Byline: Lena Liew
DOHA (Qatar), Dec 24 (Bernama) -- Malaysian construction firms eagerly anticipating the call to tender for construction of the proposed US$1.8 billion (RM6.84 billion) 40-kilometer Bahrain-Qatar causeway now have another causeway to look forward to.
Among the announcements to arise from the just-concluded 25th GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) summit in Bahrain, local newspapers yesterday reported that a causeway is to be built between the UAE and Qatar, bypassing Saudi Arabia.
This could shorten a 12-hour road journey into as little as four hours, as travellers between the …