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Saudi Arabia: Inaugurating Project to Develop Central Awamiyah

Saudi Arabia: Inaugurating Project to Develop Central Awamiyah

Thursday, 31 January, 2019 - 07:15
Governor of the Eastern Province Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz inaugurates central Awamiyah project in Qatif on Wednesday. (SPA)
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Governor of the Eastern Province, Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, inaugurated Wednesday the project to develop central Awamiyah in Qatif. In his statements to press, he expressed delight since the dream has become a reality after one whole year.

An integral team was formed for the project, which was launched upon the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Governor added.

Prince Saud said the project, whose cornerstone was laid a year ago and was officially inaugurated on Wednesday, reserved the main components of Awamiyah plan.

Local mayor Fahad Al-Jubair said he was delighted at the progress made in central Awamiyah, which he hailed as one of the most ambitious transformations in the Kingdom.

“The inauguration of the central Awamiyah project is a vital step in the comprehensive development of Qatif and its cities so that it remains a cultural hub,” he said.

The mayor added that the project was a beacon of what was possible for the people of Awamiyah. An architectural masterpiece, with its high towers, spacious courtyards, traditional souqs, and cultural center, it would become a source of pride in Qatif for years to come, he said.

“The project’s importance, however, is not limited to its architecture only, but it also promotes the new concept of the citizens’ effective participation in shaping development. The people of Qatif have taken part in the project’s design stages, and actively participated in its implementation,” he said.

The mayor applauded the companies involved in the construction process, noting that a workforce of over 1,200 men had completed the work in under eight months, all while adhering to increasingly stringent safety and quality codes.

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