Makkah governor: Projects for three provinces will cost SR4bn

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal
Updated 08 February 2018
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Makkah governor: Projects for three provinces will cost SR4bn

JEDDAH: Approved and ongoing projects in Khurma, Turba and Rania Provinces will cost nearly SR4 billion ($1.06 billion), Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Makkah governor and adviser to King Salman, has said.
Addressing the local councils in the three provinces on Wednesday, Prince Khaled said within 10 years “we promised that citizens of Khurma, Turba and Rania can share drinking desalinated water with Jeddah citizens, and they have practically drunk it.”
He said citizens of these provinces will have more desalinated water pumped after a SR409 million water transport project via pipes from Taif in two stages over 36 months.
Prince Khaled said the cost of electricity projects reached SR1.6 billion, while SR25 million was allocated for education, SR100 million for health, SR1.2 billion for roads, and SR480 million for university projects in the three provinces.
He said the subjects discussed during his tour to the region will be explored in a workshop named “Invest in Makkah,” scheduled for next Shabaan. He added that the proposed projects in the provinces will be scheduled within the comprehensive second development plan of the Makkah Region.
Prince Khaled stressed that the development path in the past ten years had witnessed remarkable progress in all areas.
The chance is available for all to participate in the development process but it needs management and will, he concluded.
Prince Khaled began his tour to the Makkah Region provinces at the beginning of this week, chaired the local councils and explored the needs of each province with the directors and officials of the government agencies concerned.


TheFace: Saudi entrepreneur Samar Alhashim

Samar Alhashim. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
Updated 25 min 29 sec ago
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TheFace: Saudi entrepreneur Samar Alhashim

  • She found her passion in business administration and economics, and chose to pursue this interest as another degree
  • Alhashim’s future plans are to continue promoting physical and social well-being to the country’s citizens

Samar Alhashim’s success story started in the Eastern Province where she was born and raised. There, she graduated with an English literature degree, and started her adventure by moving to the US in 1993 as a newlywed. 

She found her passion in business administration and economics, and chose to pursue this interest as another degree. At Philadelphia University she studied for an MBA degree with a minor in international business. 

Returning to the Eastern Province, Alhashim decided to open her first business, a fusion of a tea lounge and art gallery in 2007. Due to the high demand for her concept, she decided to expand her small business into the capital city of Riyadh. The business flourished and became a central hub for many families and art lovers. 

In addition to her restaurant business, Alhashim established a new concept, one almost foreign to Saudi society at the time. “My Saudi Wellness,” a venture targeted at a healthy lifestyle in the Saudi community, was well underway. 

Today, with her strong commitment to introducing healthy living and fitness to Saudi society, as well as support from the Vision 2030 plan in the Kingdom, Alhashim’s future plans are to continue promoting physical and social well-being to the country’s citizens.