Jubail, Ras Al-Khair cities get projects worth SR 506.98 million

Updated 19 October 2012
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Jubail, Ras Al-Khair cities get projects worth SR 506.98 million

RIYADH: Chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunyyan has signed two contracts worth SR 506.98 million for the implementation of infrastructure projects in Jubail and Ras Al-Khair industrial cities.
The first contract was signed with China Communications Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC) whereby the company will construct a booster unit to enhance pumping capacity at a seawater cooling network and all related facilities to supply 80,000 cubic meters per hour for the industrial area in Phases 3 and 4 of Jubail 2 project.
Works in the project will be implemented in 26 months.
The second contract was signed with China National Chemical Engineering Company (CNCEC) which will implement the housing complex in Ras Al-Khair Industrial City. The scope of work includes site preparation, earth-moving, excavation and back-filling works, execution of rainwater, sanitation, drinking water, irrigation and road networks, car parking areas, procurement and installation of fire-fighting systems, power and telecommunication cables, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) systems, in addition to gardening and landscaping. The housing complex will include other facilities such as mosque, service workshops, warehouses, a dining hall, a bakery, a sports hall, management and security buildings.
Works in the second contract will run for 38 months.
Earlier in the month, the RCJY Chief signed two contracts worth SR 899 million for the implementation of infrastructure projects in Jubail Industrial City.
The two contracts were aimed to build 540 housing units, two mosques and associated works in Jalmuda District, Jubail Industrial City.


Christchurch Muslims praise King Salman’s Hajj offer

Updated 19 July 2019
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Christchurch Muslims praise King Salman’s Hajj offer

  • The president of the Muslim Association of Canterbury Shagaf Khan said people will be both financially and spiritually supported during the journey
  • Khan said a trip to Makkah would normally cost around 10,000 New Zealand dollars ($6,769), but King Salman’s offer would cover pilgrims “from the time they leave their house and come back”

CHRISTCHURCH: King Salman’s Hajj offer to host families of those affected by March’s Christchurch terror attacks is “something really special,” said the president of the Muslim Association of Canterbury, Shagaf Khan.
The Saudi king has offered to host and cover the expenses of 200 Hajj pilgrims when they journey to Makkah this year.
Khan said people will be both financially and spiritually supported during the journey. “For some of them, it’ll be a great comfort feeling like they’ve fulfilled the obligations of being a Muslim,” he added.
Khan said a trip to Makkah would normally cost around 10,000 New Zealand dollars ($6,769), but King Salman’s offer would cover pilgrims “from the time they leave their house and come back.”
When asked what the offer would mean for Canterbury’s Muslim community, Khan said it is part of the solidarity and support that has been shown to them since the Christchurch terror attacks, which claimed the lives of 51 people.
“Four months on … people still feel supported and they feel they’re still being remembered,” he added.
Sheikh Mohammed Amir, who is working closely with the local community, Saudi Arabia’s Embassy and its Ministry of Islamic Affairs to implement King Salman’s offer, said it will be available for those who had lost family members or been injured in the mosque attacks.
Canterbury’s Muslims are “very appreciative” of the offer, added Amir, who is chairman of the Islamic Scholars Board of New Zealand.
“I’ll say with full confidence that this will be a big relief for the deceased’s families, for the victims, for all those who’ve been injured and affected,” he said.
When asked how the organization of the pilgrimage is going, Amir said “so far, so good,” but added that it has been challenging without official records to track everyone down.
He said it is an honor and a responsibility to help organize the pilgrimage, which he has been helping to plan since the end of Ramadan. “People are very excited about it,” he added.
He said he believed that the king’s offer had been made to help people’s rehabilitation after the terror attacks.
“The community believes he’s going to contribute in building Christchurch and bringing people to a normal life,” Amir added.