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KSA Seeks to Enable Private Sector to Support Major Health, Education, Real Estate Projects

KSA Seeks to Enable Private Sector to Support Major Health, Education, Real Estate Projects

Saturday, 9 January, 2021 - 11:30

The Saudi Projects Support Fund signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday with the State Properties General Authority to enable the Saudi private sector to finance and support projects in the health, education, and real estate fields.

The MOU was signed by Khaled Sharif, head of the Projects Support Fund Initiative, and Hamza Alaskar, deputy governor of the General Authority for Legal and Regulatory Affairs.

The two sides agreed to work together to enable the private sector to invest in development projects in the sectors covered by the fund, namely education, health care, and real estate development.

The agreement falls within the framework of strengthening areas of joint cooperation between the Fund and the Authority in a way that contributes to stimulating development and raising the attractiveness of investment across the Kingdom, which will be reflected in many developmental areas and new job opportunities.

The Projects Support Fund initiative has been adopted as one of the initiatives of the private sector stimulus packages, which is supervised by the Ministry of Finance. It focuses on supporting the completion and continuation of major projects in the education, health, and real estate development sectors.

On a different note, the Developers Services Center (ETMAM) announced that with the end of 2020, it adopted 98 residential plans with a total area of 235.9 million square meters in various regions of the Kingdom, based on the initiative’s strategic goal of improving the performance of the real estate sector and raising its contribution to the GDP.

The Director-General of the Center, Eng. Abdul-Wahab Al-Qahtani, emphasized the strategic role that the developer services center plays as a government initiative aimed at overcoming obstacles facing real estate developers and owners of housing projects, thus contributing to providing housing options for citizens and beneficiaries and increasing the appropriate supply to meet all different needs.

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