Libya is to build a third border crossing into Tunisia, easing the intense pressure on congested crossing at Ras Jedir, according to Saudi Gazette.
Delays at Ras Jedir had caused shippers to open a sea link between Tunis and Khoms.
Trade between Libya and Tunisia is worth some $6 billion a year, with the balance strongly in favour of the Tunisians.
The new crossing, at Mashhad Salih, is roughly equidistant between Ras Jedir on the coast and the second border post at Dehiba-Wazin , which is seen has been seen as too remote.
A road already runs alongside the Tunisian side of the frontier . However a new road will have to be built to the new crossing from the Nalut-Tripoli highway.
(Source: Saudi Gazette)