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Qatar Bahrain bridge ‘on hold’ 7, June 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Bahrain, Qatar.
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In a move that will come as a surprise to absolutely no-one, the ‘friendship’ bridge set to link Qatar and Bahrain has been put on hold.

The project has been dogged with issues, delays and squabbles from the very start. In light of recent ‘fraternal issues’ between the two states, it was inevitable that the project would be put on hold. With Bahrain’s finances relying ever more on real-world economics, more and more of the burden of the cost of the bridge is believed to be falling in Qatar – safe, secure and cocooned in their rentier built economy, yet still begrudging to pay so much.