The Governor of Madinah province, Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdelaziz, has affirmed that the ongoing structural reform process in the central area around the Prophet's Mosque is in line with the restructuring of the economic activities and correcting all commercial violations.
Prince Faisal, who is also the chairman of the Madinah Development Authority, was inspecting on Friday projects being implemented by the authority to rehabilitate more than 5,000 residential buildings in the Sayed Al-Shuhada area, 80 percent of which have been completed.
He highlighted the level of attention given by the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the Prophet’s Mosque and its visitors.
“Sayed Al-Shuhada neighborhood is of great importance for Muslims as it is located near Mount Uhud and Rumah Mountain, an area that has witnessed the battle of Uhud and has the Sayed Al-Shuhada cemetery,” Prince Faisal said.
“Developing this area is a Saudi experience that is distinct from similar international experiences because residents are staying home, while the external, traffic and service environment is improved,” he added.
During his inspection tour, Prince Faisal was briefed on the details of the stages of the completed projects within the central region.
These included developing Al-Salam road, west of the Prophet’s Mosque, on an area of 36,000 square meters, preparing the area by providing waiting areas and public services.
He learned about the development projects of Musab bin Umair and Abdul Rahman bin Auf roads, which were implemented in a way that preserves the nature and the sanctity of the place and takes into account the region’s operational requirements.
He was also updated on other projects being implemented. These include the sidewalks in King Faisal Road, which has been 40 percent completed, as well as the project to develop Zaid bun Thabet Road, with a 45 percent completion rate.
It is noteworthy that the development and rehabilitation projects take into consideration the nature and requirements of the central region by ensuring the facilitation of pedestrian movement and persons with disabilities in safe ways to and from the Prophet's Mosque and providing public services and appropriate food and health needs.