Iraq's Ministry of Construction and Housing announced commencing the construction of Arar border crossing that connects Iraq with Saudi Arabia.
The crossing's infrastructure will include power
generators, water desalination plants, a health center, a university, and roads.
Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to open the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time since 1990, after it was shuttered following Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, which led to severing ties between the two countries, Saudi local media reported in 2017.
Northern Borders Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan said that establishing the Arar border crossing will be a big boost to both countries.
Prince Faisal said: “Establishing and improving the Saudi-Iraqi Arar border crossing will contribute to develop the Northern Border region that links Saudi Arabia to brotherly Iraq.
"The project is set to allow all people crossing the border to benefit from all services and facilitate intraregional trade between the two countries.”