SR20m donation by crown prince to boost disability research

Updated 11 July 2014
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SR20m donation by crown prince to boost disability research

Charity is the foundation of our religion, said Crown Prince Salman while laying the foundation stone for the construction of an endowment complex for the Riyadh-based Prince Salman Center for Disability Research. A formal ceremony was held at Prince Salman’s palace in Jeddah on Wednesday night, which was attended by several princes and prominent citizens.
Crown Prince Salman announced a donation of SR20 million toward the endowment project which will be built in the diplomatic quarters in Riyadh.
Prince Salman thanked individuals who came forward in support of the center. “We thank Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah for his generous support toward this cause and the Prince Salman Center in particular,” he said.
The project will span 27,330 square meters and will consist of massive multiple recreational facilities and hotel apartments. The center will have 115 large suites, 16 basement suites and another 16 suites on the ground floor.
In addition, the endowment center will also have three convention halls, a health center and other distinctive services. A larger parking facility and panoramic landscaping will be developed, said the prince. “The revenue generated from the endowment project will be spent on support activities held at the center,” he said.

The ceremony was attended by Education Minister Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin, Prince Mohammed bin Fahad, National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, SABIC Chairman Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan, Prince Turki bin Abdullah Al-Faisal, Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed, Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif and Prince Faisal bin Sultan.
Also in attendance was Prince Faisal bin Abdul Majeed, Prince Faisal bin Ahmed, Prince Salman bin Sultan, Prince Naif bin Sultan, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, minister of state and chairman of the Crown Prince’s Court, Prince Mishaal bin Sultan and Prince Fawaz bin Sultan, in addition to ministers, members of the center’s board of trustees and citizens from Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah and other regions.


Sakani program to add 11,000 homes in Jeddah

The Housing Ministry has deals with two real-estate companies. (Reuters/File)
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Sakani program to add 11,000 homes in Jeddah

  • The first project, Rawabi Hijaz, is on private-sector land and will includes 9,502 units
  • The Ministry stressed its keenness to work with qualified developers to add to housing stock

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Housing has signed agreements with two real-estate development companies to add more than 11,000 homes in Jeddah for the Sakani program. The deals were signed on October 15 during an event announcing the program’s 10th batch of beneficiaries.
The first project, Rawabi Hijaz, is on private-sector land and will includes 9,502 units, while the second, Jeddah airport housing, is on land owned by the Ministry and will includes 2,203 units.
The agreements were signed in the presence of Minister of Housing Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hugail, National Housing Company CEO Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Bati, and officials from the ministry and the Real Estate Development Fund. They follow previous agreements signed by the Ministry of Housing with a number of developers to build housing in various regions of the Kingdom. Sixty projects providing more than 90,000 diverse homes, with prices ranging from SR250,000 to SR750,000 have already been launched.
The Ministry stressed its keenness to work with qualified developers to add to housing stock and support supply in the sector, to encourage competition between companies to meet the needs of citizens in a way that suits local markets and ensures the provision of continued maintenance services for the residential units.
“The real-estate developers with whom we signed contribute along with the Ministry to the service of citizens in order to provide a suitable residential environment on the levels of prices and specifications, while presenting the beneficiaries with the guarantees needed,” the Ministry said.
“These projects will be completed and handed over to the beneficiaries within a period not exceeding three years. These housing projects are integrated in terms of services and public facilities. They include mosques, public parks and green areas as well as government buildings.”