JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal received British Consul General Barrie Peach in Jeddah on Thursday. During the meeting, they exchanged cordial talks and discussed issues of mutual interest.
Earlier, Prince Khaled chaired the first meeting of the Makkah Region Development Authority Council. He stressed the necessity of integrating efforts to achieve the desired development, resulting in qualitative changes at the levels of people and place.
The council reviewed the features of the organization of the region’s and cities’ development bodies that include organizational links, the functions and competencies, the board of the commission, as well as the powers and tasks assigned to the council, the executive committee and the chief executive.
The council also reviewed the objectives of the authority, which focuses on comprehensive planning and development in all areas and providing for the needs of cities of public services and facilities.
The council is responsible for drawing up the general policies and preparing studies and comprehensive plans for development with the review of plans, programs and development projects and supervision of their implementation.
The meeting also dealt with the strategic vision and direction of the authority to develop a comprehensive vision and strategic programs to lead urban development and activate the complementary role between relevant institutions.