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King Salman Inaugurates Development Projects in Madinah

King Salman Inaugurates Development Projects in Madinah

Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 07:45
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrives on the tarmac to welcome US President Donald Trump as he arrives aboard Air Force One at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud attended on Thursday a reception ceremony held by the citizens of Madinah and inaugurated a number of development projects during the ceremony.

On arrival at the Madinah Governorate Palace, King Salman was received by Prince Faisal Bin Salman, emir of Madinah province, and Prince Saud Bin Khaled Al-Faisal, deputy emir of the province.

King Salman and the guests watched a presentation on the projects of Madinah Development Authority, including the humanization of Madinah project. It is one of the civilizational initiatives to reinforce the humanitarian dimension of the city, improve old neighborhoods, provide various services to preserve the authenticity of the place, the development of urbanization and the quality of human services.

The project encompasses: developing Quba Road, enhancing Hamra al-Asad buildings, developing Sayyid al-Shuhada town and rehabilitating buildings in the central region towns.

The King then launched the Madinah Province projects, expressing honor to inaugurate the projects. “We and our people are always honored to serve the two holy mosques. Thanks to Allah, our country enjoys security. Haj and Umrah pilgrims and visitors perform Haj and visit Madinah. They travel on long journeys in this vast country and feel secure and have peace of mind. We ought to thank Allah Almighty for this bounty and blessing,” he said.

The King and the attendees watched a visual presentation of the projects that were launched. They included 21 projects in the sectors of electricity, agriculture, water, education and transportation at a total cost exceeding SR7 billion.

After that, Madinah citizens were honored to greet King Salman.

He graced the banquet hosted by Prince Faisal Bin Salman, emir of Madinah region on behalf of the citizens of the region in honor of the King. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques was accompanied by a number of princes.

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