SR267 million to expand Ras Al-Khair Industrial City

Updated 04 July 2014
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SR267 million to expand Ras Al-Khair Industrial City

The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) has signed three contracts worth over SR267 million to develop Ras Al-Khair Industrial City's infrastructure, port and marine business.
Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan Al-Saud, chairman of the RCJY, signed the contracts this week.
The first contract was signed to develop the support services area in Ras Al-Khair industrial city.
The development includes provision of drinking water, pumping seawater for cooling, rainwater and flood drainage network, electricity distribution network, wire and wireless telecommunications distribution network, and traffic and street lighting control network.
The second contract was signed with Dar Al-Riyadh Engineering Consultants and Louis Berger Group to prepare designs, bids and special plans for engineering, procurement and construction contracts for the city.
The third contract was signed with Arab Supplies General Trading Company (Asco) for maintaining and operating the royal commission’s building.


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leaves Riyadh after meeting Saudi king, crown prince

Updated 8 min 23 sec ago
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leaves Riyadh after meeting Saudi king, crown prince

  • Pompeo had a brief meeting with the king before a lengthy, 40-minute discussion with the crown prince
  • The secretary and the foreign minister agreed on the importance of a thorough, transparent, and timely investigation

DUBAI: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Riyadh for Turkey on Wednesday after talks with King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the case of the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Pompeo had a brief meeting with the king before a lengthy, 40-minute discussion with the crown prince. “We are strong and old allies. We face our challenges together,” the crown prince said as he warmly welcomed Pompeo to the Saudi capital. Later Prince Mohammed also discussed the investigation in a phone conversation with US President Donald Trump.

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir also had talks with Pompeo. “The secretary and the foreign minister agreed on the importance of a thorough, transparent, and timely investigation,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said later.

Pompeo will meet Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Turkey.

Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen who lived in the US, disappeared on Oct. 2 after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to complete paperwork related to his divorce. Saudi Arabia and Turkey have set up a joint team to investigate the disappearance.

Officers from the team searched the consulate in Istanbul for eight hours overnight on Monday, and left at 5 am on Tuesday.