Saudi Focus

Makkah launches $306m projects

February 2017

The Saudi government has launched SR1.15 billion ($306 million) development projects in Makkah region including a scheme for beautification of entrances to the city, a new rainwater drainage network and construction of a cultural centre, said a report.

These projects will cover the governorates of Kamil, where SR788 million ($210 million) has been allocated for the purpose, and Khulais, which will see schemes worth SR370 million ($99 million), the Saudi Gazette newspaper reported.

Prince Khaled Al Faisal, the Emir of Makkah and adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, unveiled the projects during a visit to the governorates.

He launched 11 municipal projects in Kamil, including three for protection against flood waters and one for the facelift to the city’s entrances as well as the construction of concrete pavements for roads, public gardens, playgrounds, and construction of wall around the cemeteries.

A total of 16 projects for digging wells and four projects of the Kamil branch of Jeddah University were also inaugurated by the Emir of Makkah, said the report.

In Khulais, Prince Khaled unveiled several key projects including the development of old and unplanned districts, public squares and work related to beautification of entrances to the city.

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