Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Asir Region inaugurates development projects worth over SR500 million

Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Asir Region. (SPA)
Updated 11 January 2018
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Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Asir Region inaugurates development projects worth over SR500 million

Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Asir Region, on Wednesday inaugurated a number of development projects in Mohail Asir province, state news agency SPA has reported.
The development projects at the Mahayel governorate are worth more than half a billion riyals, SPA added.
Prince Faisal likewise inaugurated the 11th edition of Asir’s Winter Festival, and was treated to an operetta to celebrate the occasion.
Abha, the capital of Asir, has been named the Capital of Arab Tourism 2017 by the Arab Tourism Organization, which consequently attracted investment interest and opportunities in the area’s tourism industry.
Saudi Arabia is banking on tourism as one of the pillars for its Vision 2030, which seeks to diversify the Kingdom’s economy away from oil.


Saudi team preparing for World Cup for people with mental health problems in Sweden

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Saudi team preparing for World Cup for people with mental health problems in Sweden

The Saudi national team for individuals with mental disabilities is preparing for the 7th Football World Cup for people with mental health problems, which will be held in Sweden next month.
The Saudi squad is training on a daily basis at the headquarters of Al-Dareya Club for the first stage of preparations for the tournament.
The Saudi squad has won the championship on three previous occasions.
The Green Falcons’ daily routine includes fitness and tactical training, as well as technical lectures for players, under the supervision of the team’s coach, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Khalid.
Al-Khalid said the team’s camp is going as planned, adding that all players are committed and taking the drills seriously.
The Saudi squad will be taking part in the tournament in the city of Karlstad in the second group alongside three teams — Russia, Poland and Japan.