Gammon Group set to build mega city in Rabigh

Updated 12 August 2013
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Gammon Group set to build mega city in Rabigh

Gammon Group will begin work on a SR10.9 billion new mega city project in Rabigh, including an advanced hospital, a petrochemical plant and residential villas, soon after Ramadan, said Mohammed Rafik, chairman of the group.
Rafik said the project would cover an area of 20 million square meters. “Our group will design, finance and build the new city,” he said, adding that it would be completed in nine years.
“The project includes a complete modern medical city to cater for the growing population and will include medical training facilities,” Rafik said, adding that it would create jobs for more than 3,000 Saudi nationals.
The iftar party was attended by Dr. Fahd Al-Hudali, chief editor of Lisan Al-Arab magazine, Dr. Faiz Al-Abideen, Sheikh A.P. Aboobacker Musliyar, general secretary of All-India Sunni Jameyyat Al-Ulema, and Bashirali Shihab Thangal and a large number of Saudi and Indian businessmen and business executives.
Speaking at the Jeddah Hilton, Al-Hudali highlighted the strong economic and political relations between Saudi Arabia and India. “Gammon has been playing a big role in promoting Saudi-Indian economic ties,” he said.
He congratulated the Arab and Islamic Ummah on the advent of Eid Al-Fitr and wished the Eid would bring greater progress and prosperity to the Muslim Ummah. He commended the efforts of Sheikh Aboobacker in spreading the message of Islam in India.
Sheikh Aboobacker urged Muslims in India and other parts of the world to work for promoting world peace and stability. “We can achieve progress only through cooperation and peaceful coexistence of different faith communities.”
He also called for greater efforts to support the poor and solve their problems.
“Our Eid is different from other religious festivals. By celebrating Eid Al-Fitr, we mark the completion of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, engaging in various good deeds, improving our family and friendly relations and helping the poor and needy,” he said.


First group of Sundanese pilgrims arrive in Jeddah

Updated 18 July 2019
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First group of Sundanese pilgrims arrive in Jeddah

  • Jeddah Islamic Port will receive pilgrims until Aug. 6 and more than 266 personnel will be involved in overseeing this year’s Hajj season
  • The president of the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and other dock officials greeted 1,633 pilgrims as they disembarked at Jeddah Islamic Port following their voyage from Sawakin, Sudan

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has welcomed the first group of Sudanese Hajj pilgrims to arrive in the Kingdom by sea.
The president of the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI), Saad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Khalb, and other dock officials greeted 1,633 pilgrims as they disembarked at Jeddah Islamic Port following their voyage from Sawakin in Sudan.
Al-Khalb said the operational plan prepared for this year’s Hajj aimed to receive 22,000 pilgrims through Jeddah Islamic Port, a 37 percent increase on 2018. He added that 22 trips using four ferries were planned, representing a 29 percent rise in the number of sea journeys on the previous year.
The authority, in cooperation with different government sectors and agencies, aims to ensure Hajj pilgrims’ comfort during their stay in the Kingdom.
Jeddah Islamic Port will receive pilgrims until Aug. 6 and more than 266 personnel will be involved in overseeing this year’s Hajj season. These workers will include maritime pilots, ship captains, technical and operational supervisors, security teams, staff responsible for operations at the station, and technical affairs managers.