02 Mar '12, 9pm

Land and Sea Bridge To Connect Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Land and Sea Bridge To Connect Saudi Arabia and Egypt

More than two decades after it was first planned, Egypt and Saudi Arabia may be about to start work on a land and sea bridge connecting the two countries. The proposed bridge would run 50 kilometres from the Tabuk region in Saudi, across the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba in Egypt. Conservationists in Egypt have however raised concerns about the possible destruction of coastal and marine environments in the process of building the bridge. Some explain that the bridge could negatively impact protected areas including coral reefs, the nesting grounds of turtles and the Tiran Island sea birds.

Full article: http://www.enn.com/environmental_policy/article/44075

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