Riyadh -- The Saudi part of Salwa island bordering Qatar will be converted into a military base and a nuclear waste burial site, Sabq online newspaper quoted informed sources as saying on Sunday.

According to the sources, the Saudi military base will be set up in the part separating the Qatari borders from the Salwa Marine Canal, an integrated project for excavating a marine canal along the borders with Qatar to be carried out with investments by a consortium of nine Saudi companies in this field.

The remaining part will be converted into a nuclear waste burial site for the Saudi nuclear reactor, the construction of which is being planned by Saudi Arabia.