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Saudi Arabia - Expo Vancouver 1986

Saudi Arabia at the Exhibition Expo Vancouver 1986
© Jerrye & Roy Klotz MD

The exploitation of its vast oil reserves has enabled Saudi Arabia to experience rapid economic growth. This has enabled the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to develop a national welfare system for its citizens and to make major improvements to its transport systems.

Thirty years ago, Saudi Arabia had less than 500 kilometres of paved roads; today, it boasts a network of highways of nearly 21,000 kilometres. The "Prosperity Road" is one of the country's greatest transport success stories. It covers the 750 kilometres between At Tayf and Jizan in the south-west, giving some 390,000 Saudis living in more than 400 villages access to the rest of the kingdom.

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