BNC report lists top Saudi development projects

New Jeddah Downtown — Phase 1
Updated 09 February 2018
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BNC report lists top Saudi development projects

A significant number of expansion and redevelopment projects are among the 10 highest value construction projects in Saudi Arabia, according to the latest “Top Projects in Saudi Arabia” report prepared by the BNC Network for The Big 5 Saudi. The multi-development expansion of Makkah’s Grand Mosque and the redevelopment of Jeddah’s downtown are included in the list.
The BNC report revealed that the expansion and redevelopment of existing structures and areas is a main theme.

1. Al-Faisaliya City
The $25 billion Al-Faisaliya City concept for the western coast of Makkah stands at the top of the BNC list in value. The development will spread across an area of 2,450 square kilometers and will provide 995,000 housing units to accommodate 6.5 million people.

2. Grand Mosque
With an estimated completion date of mid-2018, the $21.3 billion expansion project will be divided into three phases. The expansion will include the addition of a new seven-story building with 74 prayer halls, an ornate prayer hall spread over 250,000 square meters and a 5,000-square-meter central ceremonial area.

3. Dahiyat Al-Fursan
Valued at $20 billion and due for completion by 2020, the residential project involves the construction of 100,000 houses and infrastructure works.

4. Al-Ruwaid redevelopment
The Jeddah-based project is expected to be completed by 2030. It involves the redevelopment of Al-Ruwais district and transforming a slum area into an urban district.

5. King Abdullah Security Compounds — Phase 5
Phase 5 of the King Abdullah Security Compounds under development by the Ministry of Interior is valued at $8 billion and is expected to be completed this year. The entire project will involve the construction of 369 security compounds.

The other projects in the list include: Al-Shamiya and Mataf expansion, Mall of Saudi, New Jeddah Downtown — Phase 1, The Avenues — Al-Malqa, and Riyadh Medical Village.
Event Director for The Big 5 Saudi, Roni El-Haddad, said: “The call made by Saudi Vision 2030 to diversify KSA’s economy is driving construction activity across all markets; government plans to strengthen religious tourism anticipate an influx of pilgrims to the Grand Mosque and Mataf instigating its expansion, additionally there is increasing demand by young people for higher quality urban areas, the development of which currently makes up 70 percent of all construction activities in Saudi Arabia.”


Saudi law team gets right verdict in Kuwait ‘trial’

Updated 22 May 2018
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Saudi law team gets right verdict in Kuwait ‘trial’

A team from Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University’s law department recently finished second in an Arabic moot court competition held at Kuwait International Law School.
The academic competition has teams of students from different law schools acting as advocates, and making written and spoken arguments to simulate a criminal law case.
Arabic moot court competitions have been hosted annually by one of the Arab universities in the region for the past five years. Thirteen teams representing different Arab countries took part in the Kuwait contest.
Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University’s major competencies include communication in both English and Arabic in professional and social situations; the ability to use modern technologies to acquire information, solve problems and produce planned results; the ability to reason logically and creatively to make informed and responsible decisions; the ability to perform professional responsibilities effectively in both local and international contexts; and being able to work effectively with others to accomplish tasks and achieve group goals.
The core competencies are a required part of curriculum for all students during their first two years in the college program. These competencies are evident on and off campus through student interaction with faculty, staff and others. This enables students to be successful in their chosen field and to contribute to the development of their communities.
Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University, located in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, is one of the largest private universities in the Kingdom.
The university aims at educating the “whole” person; it recognizes that success in the world depends not only on knowledge of a specific academic discipline, but also on a broader set of skill and abilities.