Chair for volunteer work studies opened at IMSIU

Updated 21 March 2013
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Chair for volunteer work studies opened at IMSIU

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd, chairman of the Prince Mohammad bin Fahd Foundation for Humanitarian Development (PMFHD) has inaugurated a new chair for volunteer work studies in his name at Imam Mohammad ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU) in Riyadh on Monday.
“The chair is part of the comprehensive activities of PMFHD that works for youth development, providing low-cost housing, the development of women and social rehabilitation,” said Prince Mohammad.
The foundation also has a college for ophthalmology, a chair for youth initiatives, a fund for the industry’s development for youth, Princess Nouf bint Mohammad for the support of women who work, a chair for civilizations studies. It also gives out an award for charity work services.
Prince Mohammad said the move comes as part of strategic action plan of the foundation, which aimed at creating chairs and programs in various fields. These would mainly be focused on the rehabilitation of young people in several universities and educational institutions in the country. Prince Turki bin Mohammed, PMFHD’s chairman of the executive committee said the foundation has completed all preparation of a strategic action plan for the next three years. This is aimed at human development in several areas in the Kingdom by offering practical programs and projects to meet the needs of beneficiaries.
“The organization seeks to target larger numbers of beneficiaries for its programs to cover all parts of the Kingdom,” said Prince Turki.
The visit comes within the framework of the existing cooperation between PMFHD and the IMSIU.

 


Sakani program to add 11,000 homes in Jeddah

The Housing Ministry has deals with two real-estate companies. (Reuters/File)
Updated 18 October 2018
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Sakani program to add 11,000 homes in Jeddah

  • The first project, Rawabi Hijaz, is on private-sector land and will includes 9,502 units
  • The Ministry stressed its keenness to work with qualified developers to add to housing stock

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Housing has signed agreements with two real-estate development companies to add more than 11,000 homes in Jeddah for the Sakani program. The deals were signed on October 15 during an event announcing the program’s 10th batch of beneficiaries.
The first project, Rawabi Hijaz, is on private-sector land and will includes 9,502 units, while the second, Jeddah airport housing, is on land owned by the Ministry and will includes 2,203 units.
The agreements were signed in the presence of Minister of Housing Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hugail, National Housing Company CEO Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Bati, and officials from the ministry and the Real Estate Development Fund. They follow previous agreements signed by the Ministry of Housing with a number of developers to build housing in various regions of the Kingdom. Sixty projects providing more than 90,000 diverse homes, with prices ranging from SR250,000 to SR750,000 have already been launched.
The Ministry stressed its keenness to work with qualified developers to add to housing stock and support supply in the sector, to encourage competition between companies to meet the needs of citizens in a way that suits local markets and ensures the provision of continued maintenance services for the residential units.
“The real-estate developers with whom we signed contribute along with the Ministry to the service of citizens in order to provide a suitable residential environment on the levels of prices and specifications, while presenting the beneficiaries with the guarantees needed,” the Ministry said.
“These projects will be completed and handed over to the beneficiaries within a period not exceeding three years. These housing projects are integrated in terms of services and public facilities. They include mosques, public parks and green areas as well as government buildings.”