French firm gets contract to design Jeddah Metro

Updated 26 July 2014
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French firm gets contract to design Jeddah Metro

The government has signed a SR276 million project with a French firm to provide preliminary engineering designs for its public transport metro project in Jeddah.
The agreement was signed Thursday with the company Systra for a period of 20 months, according to a local newspaper. The company would look at all previous plans and come up with a new one, according to reports.
Those present at the signing ceremony included Prince Mansour bin Miteb, minister of municipal and rural affairs, and member of the Jeddah transport higher committee, Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed and Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah, president of the Jeddah transport higher committee.
After signing the contract, Prince Mishaal thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman for supporting the project and helping to improve the lives of citizens.
He urged the consultancy firm to make every effort to provide the best designs for the metro, to meet the aspirations of the country's leadership.
He also thanked Prince Mansour for his efforts in following up on this vital project and ensuring that other important projects in Makkah run according to plan.
Prince Mishaal said the project would be one of the most important in the country because it would improve public transport for the people and reduce congestion on the city's roads.


Saudi heritage chief launches Korean exhibition in Riyadh

Updated 19 December 2018
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Saudi heritage chief launches Korean exhibition in Riyadh

RIYADH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, officially opened an exhibition in Riyadh showcasing Korean history and culture. He was joined at the event by Professor Bae Kidong, the director general of the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, and Korean Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Jo Byung-Wook.
Titled “Korean History and Culture: an Enchanting Journey to the Korean Civilization,” the exhibition — which will be at the National Museum until March 7, 2019 and is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia — features rare artifacts that showcase Korean archaeology, civilization and folklore, as well as a selection of exhibits from the Korean National Museum.
Prince Sultan said that such cooperation in the field of culture and archaeology is very important, especially since Korea has a great and ancient culture, and given its important relationship with Saudi Arabia through the years.
On behalf of the Korean government and people, Prof. Bae expressed his sincere appreciation to the Kingdom for hosting the exhibition.