Jeddah Municipality ‘weak’ on project delivery: Report

Updated 10 July 2013
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Jeddah Municipality ‘weak’ on project delivery: Report

Jeddah Municipality has one of the country’s worst records in terms of tender processes and project delivery, according to a report compiled by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.
The report looked at the performance of municipalities and secretariats across the country for the 2011/2012 fiscal year, according to sources quoted by local media.
Jeddah Municipality is one of the four worst performing municipalities in the country, said the sources, but did not specify which other administrations had also performed badly.
The sources said Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Prince Mansour bin Miteb sent a telegram to Jeddah municipality demanding it submit regular reports on projects and tenders.
Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras has called on all departments to carry out the minister’s orders.
Prince Mansour stressed that steps must be taken to deal with weaknesses and shortcomings and ensure projects are completed on time.
The ministry had earlier ordered Jeddah Municipality to list the reasons for delayed projects and why it had abandoned the principle of competition in awarding contracts.
Reliable sources said Prince Mansour held an urgent meeting with the Jeddah mayor to get a briefing on all delayed projects.
“The minister asked for a detailed report on the projects that were included in the budgets of the fiscal year 2011/2012,” said the source.
The request included all new projects and ones rolled over from the previous year.
Prince Mansour also wanted a list of companies that had lost bids for contracts, projects that went over deadline by more than 25 percent, and those projects that had failed to meet deadlines and had therefore resulted in expired contracts.
Another meeting is scheduled soon to discuss measures taken to solve these problems, the sources said.


Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa distributes aid packets among poor families in Comoros. (SPA)
Updated 27 April 2018
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Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

  • The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032
  • The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago

Comoros’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hamid Karhila, has commended the development efforts carried out by the Muslim World League (MWL) in his country. 

He also expressed his government’s gratitude to the MWL for its initiative launched by Secretary-General Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa.

Karhila said during a visit to the headquarters of the International Association for Relief, Care and Development (IARCD): “The new Comorian government aims to keep this cooperation with the MWL. This would help achieve more developmental and humanitarian projects that serve the Comorian people.”

Secretary-General of the IARCD Abdul Aziz Sarhan said: “The Muslim World League will continue to provide assistance and stand with the needy in all countries around the world.”

Sarhan said that the association carried out various humanitarian, medical and relief projects in the Comoros at a cost of SR10,916,645. These projects benefited 1,104,969 people between 2006 and 2017.

The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032, which benefited 971,333 people. 

The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago. These institutes graduated thousands of students who occupy some of the highest positions in the Republic of the Comoros.

The MWL is also building a mosque at a cost of SR200,000 and working on the construction of an artesian well that cost SR130,000, as well as two surface wells at a cost of SR20,000.