Jeddah a legendary city, says Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled

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Updated 20 December 2012
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Jeddah a legendary city, says Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurated the new corniche project in the north of Jeddah late Tuesday. Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Prince Mansour bin Miteb and other dignitaries attended the ceremony.
“Following this project will be one that will extend from the north of Al-Nawras Square with the length of 9 km,” said Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras, adding that designs and sketches are already done.
The mayor explained that his office made sure that the project is implemented in stages so that the whole seafront would not be invisible to residents and visitors.
The newly renovated corniche area stretches from the Border Guards headquarters in the south to Al-Nawras Square — a distance of 4 km. It covers an area of more than 320,000 sq. meters that include playgrounds for children, parking lots, green spaces and a pedestrian lane, as well as aesthetic sites and fountains on the beach.
The mayor pointed out that a complete infrastructure was provided, as well as Internet coverage and an integrated audio system, stressing at the same time that the implementation of the project took into consideration the appropriate facilities for people with special needs.
Prince Khaled highlighted the tremendous progress achieved by Jeddah despite the negligence of some officials. “It’s a legendary city that spreads happiness among its residents,” he said.
He thanked Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Prince Mansour bin Miteb and the mayor for implementing the project that would help Jeddah families enjoy their evenings and weekends in a better way.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prince Mansour said the government had implemented a large number of projects in the city in recent years including new overpasses and underpasses at a cost of more than SR 2.5 billion. “It includes nine cleaning contracts and a large marine recreation facility,” the minister said.
Prince Khaled and other dignitaries later watched a documentary on Jeddah’s progress over the past years.
Implemented by the Jeddah mayoralty, the project won the Big Project Middle East Award this year. Jeddah is the first city in the Kingdom to receive the Big Project ME award.
The award was presented by Raz Islam, publishing director of CPI, and was accepted by Mayor Aburas during a colorful ceremony in Dubai.
The Big Project Middle East Award is the official award given by Big Project Middle East Magazine, which recognizes companies and individuals that have contributed to both the construction and sustainability industries across the GCC. Big Project Middle East is published by CPI, one of the region’s largest publishers.
Commenting on the award, Aburas said: “On behalf of the residents of Jeddah, we are delighted to receive this award with the recent inauguration of this substantial waterfront project whereby 4.5 km were completed out of 13 km of waterfront. This project is very important for the city of Jeddah, since it is a coastal city. The waterfront is now a destination and a landmark for Jeddah residents and visitors.” The mayor added: “Our team is an innovative, solution-oriented group of experts in the areas of civil engineering who were dedicated to this project’s success.”
Aburas said his organization considered the award as a big honor. “We seek solutions that fit and best serve the needs of Jeddah residents and visitors. Accepting this recognition in Civil Development from Big Project Middle East is a true honor.”


KSA, Mauritania sign MoU to promote moderate values in society

Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdulatif Al-Asheikh and his Mauritanian counterpart Ahmed Ould Ahl Dawood at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs headquarters in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 10 December 2018
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KSA, Mauritania sign MoU to promote moderate values in society

  • The Mauritanian minister hailed the strong bonds and historical relations between the two countries and their cooperation in many fields

JEDDAH: The Saudi Islamic Affairs Ministry on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mauritania’s Islamic Affairs Ministry to increase cooperation in different fields and to promote the concepts of moderation in Islam.
The MoU was signed between Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdulatif Al-Asheikh and his Mauritanian counterpart Ahmed Ould Ahl Dawood at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs headquarters in Riyadh.
The MoU included nine main articles. It envisages cooperation in introducing Islam and its position on contemporary issues, serving the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah, and cooperation in mosque affairs, their construction and maintenance.
In addition to that, the two sides will work under this MoU to adopt and propose programs to explain and promote concepts of moderation in Islam and assist the progress and advancement of Muslim nation in various fields.
The two sides will also share information, coordinate their efforts during international events, and cooperate in preparing studies and conducting research related to protecting, reviving and spreading Islamic heritage.
The MoU also stated that the two sides shall encourage the exchange of visits at various levels, participate in Islamic seminars and conferences held in both countries, and form a joint committee for the implementation of the MoU’s content.
The MoU concluded that the Hijri date is to be used in all correspondence between the two sides. The MoU shall enter into force on the date of its signature between the two sides and it shall be implemented within five years and will be automatically renewed for the similar duration unless one side informs the other that they wish to amend or terminate it.
Al-Asheikh said: “This memorandum of understanding comes under the guidance of King Salman and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in the framework of the distinguished historical relations between the two countries, especially in serving Islam and Muslims.”
He referred to what has been achieved through Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent visit to Mauritania, which was the first visit of a senior Saudi official to Mauritania in four decades to strengthen relations between the two countries to unprecedented levels.
Al-Asheikh pointed out that the MoU will promote joint cooperation in various fields.
The Mauritanian minister hailed the strong bonds and historical relations between the two countries and their cooperation in many fields.
He also praised the articles of the MoU, which he described as important and historical.