Riyadh governor launches SR730m education projects

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, center, launches new education projects in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 08 October 2017
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Riyadh governor launches SR730m education projects

RIYADH: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Thursday launched a number of educational projects worth more than SR730 million ($194.7 million).
The launch coincided with the Riyadh General Administration of Education’s celebrations on Thursday of the Kingdom’s 87th National Day.
On arrival at the event, the governor was received by Minister of Education, Ahmed Al-Issa; Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education Naif Al-Jabri; Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Curricula and Educational Programs Rashid Al-Ghayadh; Director General of Education in Riyadh, Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Mana; and a number of officials of the Ministry of Education.
Delivering the welcome, Abdullah Al-Mana, stressed that the Department of Education in Riyadh is pleased to celebrate the 87th National Day of the Kingdom in a country which enjoys safety and security.
Speaking after witnessing the cultural show held to mark the event, the Riyadh governor said these new educational projects would benefit 70 schools and more than 40,000 students in the Riyadh region.
He said that the people have to pay respect to the teachers who brought them up during their school careers. “We are really grateful to our teachers for bringing us to this position,” he added.
Turning to the female teachers and students, the governor said that they enjoy equal rights as men. “We respect womanhood,” he noted, pointing out that men and women travel in one ship for their journey in life.


Saudi Arabia’s defense forces intercept missile fired by Houthis at Jazan

Updated 43 min 37 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia’s defense forces intercept missile fired by Houthis at Jazan

  • The missile was fired from the Yemeni city of Saadah, targeting residential areas occupied by civilians.
  • Houthi militia fired the missile at the city of Jazan in Saudi Arabia.

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted a missile fired toward the city of Jazan by Houthi militia at 10:50 a.m. local time on Thursday.
The spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi militia in Yemen Turki Al-Maliki said the missile was fired from the Yemeni city of Saadah, targeting residential areas occupied by civilians.
The missile was intercepted and destroyed, no injuries were reported, Saudi Press Agency said.
Al-Maliki added: “This hostile action by the Houthi militia proves the Iranian regime’s continued involvement in supporting the rebels with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of UN resolutions 2216 and 2231 that aim to safeguard the security of Saudi Arabia and the international community.”