JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Thursday 1 August 2013
Last update 12 August 2013 10:27 am
The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) has announced plans to set up world-class labor housing units in the capital city with advanced health and recreational facilities.
The announcement follows a joint meeting of authority and the executive committee for projects and planning, chaired by Riyadh Gov. Prince Khaled bin Bandar and attended by Deputy Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.
At the outset of the meeting, the governor thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for approving the launch of Riyadh Metro as part of a $22.5 billion public transport project.
Prince Khaled inaugurated the 176-km metro project on Sunday night, awarding the contracts to three leading consortia led by US, Spanish and Italian firms.
The six-line network is aimed at easing chronic traffic congestion in Riyadh, a city of 6 million people.
The ADA did not give details of the newly planned labor camps but pointed out that it was aimed at reorganizing the city and improving services to citizens and residents.
The meeting approved the rules and regulations for constructing buildings along roads.