Israeli government is considering a railway linking plan to connect Israel and Saudi Arabia. And it has been approved the cost of the project which is included in its 2019 budget. The expected cost for this project is 15 million shekels ($4.5 million).
A team of experts has been assigned 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.
Presently, 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.”
SOURCE : www.siasat.com