Demolition, cleaning work in Al-Musawara district complete

Remains of buildings are seen in the town of Awamiya, in the eastern part of Saudi Arabia, in this August 9, 2017 photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 05 September 2017
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Demolition, cleaning work in Al-Musawara district complete

EASTERN PROVINCE: The Eastern Province governorate has completed demolition, removal and cleaning work in Al-Masoura district, in preparation for a development project that is due to be finished in two years.
The general director of public relations and media spokesman of the governorate, Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Safayyan, said all 488 houses in the district were cleared, including old buildings on roads that were too narrow and posed risks to residents.
The number of abandoned and destroyed houses, an inadequate service network and lack of safety necessitated the development work, he added.
The project will include commercial stores, a cultural center, a public library, a sports complex, cafes, restaurants, men’s and women’s halls, a shopping mall, a women’s club, a kindergarten and a car park, he said.


Saudi Arabia denies Israeli media reports on meeting between chiefs of staff

Updated 21 min 39 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia denies Israeli media reports on meeting between chiefs of staff

  • The official said the correct information is that Al-Ruwaili has participated in an international meeting for Defense Chiefs of Staff held in Washington
  • No bilateral meeting had took place between the Saudi and Israeli Chiefs of Staff, he added

JEDDAH: A Saudi defense ministry official has denied reports circulated on Israeli media claiming that a meeting was held between the Saudi military Chief of Staff, Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, and his Israeli counterpart Gadi Eizenkot.

The official said the correct information is that Al-Ruwaili participated in an international meeting for Defense Chiefs of Staff held in Washington, United States at the Andrews Air Force Base.

Eighty-one countries took part in the meeting held between Oct. 15-16 aimed at discussing ways to combat violent terror groups.

The meeting also included an official dinner for all attendees hosted by the his excellency the Chairman of the US Joints Chief of Staff, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford. It was followed by a conference at the Andrews Air Force Base.

The official said no bilateral meeting took place between the Saudi and Israeli Chiefs of Staff.