A Royal Order was issued to establish the board of directors of the new commission to develop Saudi Arabia's Taif province.
Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan will head the board, which will include Prince Saud bin Nahar bin Saud, Princess Haifa bint Muhammad bin Saud bin Khalid, Ibrahim bin Muhammad Al-Sultan, Abdulaziz bin Ismail Trabzoni, Dr. Khaled Omar Azzam, and a representative from the Saudi Public Investment Fund.
The commission will work on coordinating efforts of concerned sectors in developing Taif. It will draft policies, plans, visions and studies, promote investment, develop various sectors and improve the quality of life, taking advantage of the massive tourism, natural, heritage and cultural potential in the province.
Taif is seen as the eastern gate to the Makkah region. It is a meeting point of several regions in the Kingdom, boasting several historic and heritage landmarks dating back centuries.
Last week, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal order to establish the Taif commission after reviewing proposals submitted by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs.