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Kuwait: Second frontier crossing

Eastern Region governor Prince Saud Bin Nayef Bin Abdelaziz inaugurated an upgraded second border crossing to Kuwait on 26 June. The Salmi-Riqe crossing point, close to their common frontier with Iraq, has been designed to handle 2,000 trucks and 12,000 cars a day; it was built at a cost of SR1.6bn ($427m), according to an official statement. The main border crossing remains at Al-Nuwasib-Al-Khafji, close to the Gulf coast. There is some infrastructure in place for a third crossing half way between those two points, but it remains under-developed.

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