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Old December 21st, 2005, 10:43 PM   #1
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saw this on that website riyadhi posted...

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Old December 21st, 2005, 10:49 PM   #2
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this is only a proposal.. its still not approoved
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Old December 21st, 2005, 10:55 PM   #3
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very tribal..
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Old December 21st, 2005, 10:58 PM   #4
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neat!!!
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 12:50 AM   #5
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^ Agreed, very well designed to suit local surroundings.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 12:56 AM   #6
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Old February 20th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #7
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#YEMEN: Djibuti & Yemen to build bridge btw Afrca & Asia

by Reuters on Tuesday, 20 February 2007 Yemen is in talks with a Dubai-based company to build a 14-km (8.7 mile) bridge across the Red Sea to the Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, a Yemeni official said on Tuesday.

A UAE newspaper said the project, estimated to cost $1 billion, could be launched within two months, though it was not immediately clear when it would be completed.

"The company and the government are still in negotiations," a senior Yemeni government official told Reuters. "This project, if implemented, will be a main gate between Africa and Asia. It is crucial for trade and tourism."

UAE newspaper al-Bayan cited unnamed officials on Tuesday as saying that Dubai-based Middle East Development company was discussing the bridge project with both Djibouti and Yemen, an Arab country on the southwestern edge of the Arabian peninsula.

It said the project would span Yemen's Red Sea island of Perim across the strait of Bab al-Mandib to Djibouti.

As well as a motorway to carry cars and trucks, the bridge will include a railway track which will be used to transport goods imported from Russia, India and China to Africa, it said.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 05:25 PM   #8
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$1 billion ? not much..
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Old February 20th, 2007, 07:06 PM   #9
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yep, i think its worth it. it would be the only real link between the continents bcz the israel, egypt, gordan region is troubled.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 09:02 PM   #10
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Nice!

Hopefully this will bring more people to drive across to Yemen instead of risking their lives across the Gulf of Aden. And of course to bring more commerce between the two (and Somalia and Eritrea nearby). This will affect the whole region positively.

Next time I go to Djibouti and Somalia, I could just rent a car and take a little trip to Aden.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #11
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Good news for Yemen and Djibouti.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 09:15 PM   #12
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wow, only a 9 mile divide. I knew they were close but I didn't know that close. That would be great and should be a given. The 1 billion dollar price tage does sound a bit small.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #13
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Nice!

Hopefully this will bring more people to drive across to Yemen instead of risking their lives across the Gulf of Aden. And of course to bring more commerce between the two (and Somalia and Eritrea nearby). This will affect the whole region positively.

Next time I go to Djibouti and Somalia, I could just rent a car and take a little trip to Aden.
i noticed you conveniently left out a particular country.......
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Old February 20th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #14
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Djibouti and Yemen (obviously), and Ethiopia will also be affected positively by this development.

Any other countries left out
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Old February 21st, 2007, 01:18 AM   #15
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this is great news for yemen and djibouti
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Old February 21st, 2007, 02:55 AM   #16
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Isn't that coastal area by the horn of africa / red sea a hub for pirates? Who will secure the bridge?

This is like that bridge between spain and morocco that never happened either...
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 12:45 AM   #17
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Isn't that coastal area by the horn of africa / red sea a hub for pirates? Who will secure the bridge?

This is like that bridge between spain and morocco that never happened either...

That bridge was much complexer and would cost loads of money
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 12:58 AM   #18
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But the distance is comparable isn't it?

Btw, this still doesn't answer the piracy / terrorism aspect. Wouldn't it be very easy to go and ram this bridge with some boat filled with explosives by some extremists????
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 01:38 AM   #19
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The piracy on the Gulf of Aden wasn't comparable to the rampant piracy on the Indian ocean.

Pirates stay away from the Bab-el-Mandeb. It's too important to oil tankers going to Europe and the US from the Persian Gulf, and with the French and American troops in Djibouti, they wouldn't get away with it easy. The US Navy also patrols the gulf.

But of course, there is always a threat.

Here is a picture of the area, Djibouti to the southwest, Yemen to the northeast:


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Old June 17th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #20
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#YEMEN: Djibuti & Yemen to build bridge btw Afrca & Asia







Acting on endorsements and pledges of land from the president of Yemen and the president of the African nation of Djibouti, a Dubai-based developer has tapped an American firm to build a bridge across the Red Sea.

Middle East Development LLC on April 25 issued a notice-to-proceed to Noor City Development Corp., Napa, Calif. It authorizes Noor City, as sole agent, "to proceed with the planning, development, construction and management of the bridge between Yemen and Djibouti."

MED is chaired by Tarek M. Bin Laden. His second-generation company, a powerhouse of construction in the Middle East, labors under the dark reputation of Bin Laden's notorious half-brother, Osama Bin Laden. While Osama's name is an anathema to much of the world, the greater Bin Laden family has a long history of driving major construction and development in the region. Its work continues today with signature projects throughout the region. Tarek Bin Laden turns aside questions about his half brother, saying he has no contact with him and no knowledge of his whereabouts.

The newly formed Noor City Development Corp. is led by Tariq E. Ayyad, president. Ayyad is also president of ShareChive LLC, San Francisco, a technology firm with patented systems for delivering constantly refreshed project data to mobile computers on jobsites, with an emphasis on highway and large infrastructure. Ayyad is an American of Kuwaiti extraction, a civil engineer, construction manager and a former bridge engineer with the California Dept. of Transportation.

Ayyad says MED's goal is to create economic opportunity and stability on both sides of the Red Sea by tying in the bridge to new rail and road construction hubs and networks in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

"MED is a developer. They want to create jobs, they want to move products," Ayyad says. "It is very, very critical to connect the African nations and their products and crops right to the Middle East. The Middle East is extremely wealthy in money and oil, but we lack quite a lot of crops and services."

Noor City is forming an international commission to refine concepts for a design/build/operate/transfer concession to create the rail and highway crossing. Concepts developed by Danish engineering firm COWI envision a 28.5 km crossing with a suspension span over the Bab al Mendab Straits.

Phase I will likely be a 3.5 km leap to the Yemeni island of Perim and a 4 km land link to the western channel. Phase II may be broken into several contracts for the 21.5 km transit to Djibouti, which will include 13 km of suspension bridge and 8 km of girder bridge. Cost is estimated at between $10 billion and $20 billion, depending on design, project organization and financing. Construction would take seven to nine years.

"If you open up to this [transportation system that provides access into the heart of Africa] then you can create jobs by moving products, moving services," Ayyad says. "You can ignite economic development just by the transportation element. The bridge is really critical."
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