Madinah heritage project launched

Updated 01 August 2013
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Madinah heritage project launched

The Secretariat of Madinah launched the Madinah Heritage Neighborhood Project on Tuesday with the aim of preserving and showcasing the architecture and unique identity of the holy city.
The project, located at the King Fahd Central Garden, was launched on the directive of Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman. The function, which was attended by officials and businessmen, was held in the presence of the governor.
In his address, Khaled bin Abdul Qadir Taher, secretary of Madinah, said the objective of the project was to capture the traditional sociocultural identity of the city of the Prophet (peace be upon him) through the development of a neighborhood model that simulates what it was like in Madinah more than half a century ago.
The project also includes creating a three-dimensional simulation model for select urban fabric prototypes of the city.
King Fahd Central Garden was selected as the project site since it spans an area of more than 120,000 square meters and has enough space for expansion, he said, adding that the project was based on several aspects, including the basic routes (Al-Ainia Street), open spaces, different narrow lanes, orchards, gardens, ponds, waterways (including canals), wells and water pumps.
Taher said the project would form the nucleus of an integrated heritage system spread across various locations in Madinah with a variety of functions, which was planned and implemented through a strategic partnership between the Secretariat of Madinah and the private sector.


Makkah workshop approves 27 initiatives to enhance religious moderation and tolerance

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Makkah workshop approves 27 initiatives to enhance religious moderation and tolerance

  • Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal receives book on “Following the Steps of the Role Model”
  • Second workshop tackles use of technology in crowd control

JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has inaugurated the “mithaq” initiative, the first of its kind to be held at the Holy Mosques, and received the book on “Following the Steps of the Role Model” from the General President of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais.

The initiative included three workshops: The first workshop, Creating Initiatives in Moderation and Tolerance, was managed and supervised by the Prince Faisal Center for Moderation. It attracted many scholars and academicians and approved 27 initiatives to enhance moderation and tolerance.

The second workshop was on using technology in crowd control — engineering solutions for better crowd flow and for enhancing security control.

The third workshop was about the media and the global mission of the Holy Mosques. It was attended by many media personalities and university professors, and was characterized by serious discussion before agreement on quality initiatives with tangible results.

During the Makkah cultural days, Prince Khaled inaugurated the pact of the role model, which represents a holistic commitment to quality service from leaders, employees, security personnel and everyone serving at the Holy Mosques. This pact is an interpretation of the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Prince Khaled toured the exhibition and praised the efforts of each department in the service of the pilgrims and visitors of the Holy Mosques.

Al-Sudais held a conference about the impact of the Holy Mosques in enhancing the role model, presided over by Sheikh Saleh Al-Taleb, imam of the Holy Mosque. It was attended by Sheikh Saad Al-Shathri, adviser at the royal court, and Sheikh Hassan bin Abdul Hameed Bukhari.