Green revolution: Jeddah to have 76 new gardens

Updated 08 May 2013
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Green revolution: Jeddah to have 76 new gardens

Jeddah is getting a green makeover with the mayoralty planning to build 76 new gardens at a cost of SR 68 million by the end of the year.
Abd Al-Aziz Al-Nahari, spokesman for Jeddah Mayoralty, said the project would cover many neighborhoods of Jeddah, depending on “demographic density,” and where there are currently few or no gardens.
He said the contracts have already been awarded to international firms specializing in garden design and construction. “Implementation will be under the direct supervision of the municipalities in the various neighborhoods,” he said.
The project covers the following gardens: Obhur 17; New Jeddah 6; Airport 18; Al-Aziziyyah 10; Briman 9; the university 3; Umm Al-Salam 4; the south 5; and Zahban 4.
The gardens will feature pathways, parking lots, sunshades, water tanks, irrigation networks, playgrounds for children, lighting posts, football fields, special areas for families, cafeterias and toilets.
He said that over the last two years the mayoralty has built more than 50 open municipal yards (green areas) with playgrounds for children and special shaded sections for families. It also built more than 30 yards, which brings the total number of gardens in Jeddah to 600, covering a total area of 2,362,302 square meters.
Last year, the mayoralty planted greenery in 627 locations covering 2,136,988 square meters. This is in addition to 48 city squares covering 289,526 square meters.


Saudi graduates urged to turn ideas into investment projects

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Wednesday patronized the graduation ceremony of 3,384 Taibah University students for the academic year 2017-2018. (SPA)
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Saudi graduates urged to turn ideas into investment projects

  • Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman called on graduates to benefit from bodies that support small enterprises and turn ideas into investment projects

JEDDAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Wednesday patronized the graduation ceremony of 3,384 Taibah University students for the academic year 2017-2018.

Integrating graduates into the labor market and giving them suitable job opportunities are the responsibility of the province’s public- and private-sector officials, he said, urging the combining of efforts to enable graduates to contribute to the Kingdom’s development.

He called on graduates to benefit from bodies that support small enterprises and turn ideas into investment projects.

Taibah University President Abdul Aziz Al-Sarani thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their care and support for students, academic initiatives, and the development of the education sector.

“Taibah University seeks to adopt the latest developments and highest international academic standards for developing and implementing academic programs, supporting students and empowering them, and achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030” reform plan, he said.

Following the recent International Conference on Humanizing Cities, the university has decided to launch the Prince Faisal bin Salman award for humanizing cities, Al-Sarani added.

On behalf of all the graduates, one of them said in a speech: “After four years of memories, wonderful work and great effort, we graduate today to serve our country with our creative skills and great faith.”

At the end of the ceremony, Prince Faisal honored the winners of the Ambassadors of Moderation competition and first-class honor students.