Film on Saudi history to be available in several languages on Darah's website

Flags decorate streets in Jeddah in preparations for Saudi Arabia’s 88th National Day. (SPA)
Updated 20 September 2018
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Film on Saudi history to be available in several languages on Darah's website

  • Darah’s YouTube and Facebook pages will be showing episodes covering the various historical battles that the founder of Saudi Arabia King Abdulaziz undertook
  • The film documents the history of the Kingdom

JEDDAH: A documentary film on the unification of Saudi Arabia will be showing on the website of the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah), and be available in several languages to commemorate the Kingdom’s national day.
Darah’s YouTube and Facebook pages will be showing episodes covering the various historical battles that the founder of Saudi Arabia King Abdulaziz undertook and the regaining of Riyadh.
The film called “Unify and Build,” produced by Darah, documents the history of the Kingdom and protects the country's cultural heritage, drawing on well-established references.
The film features images and scenes of King Abdulaziz, his official meetings and the historical figures he met.
The film is a visual documentation of that period in the history of the Kingdom after it had been established by King Abdulaziz with the support of his loyal followers.
Darah has worked on cutting the film into short segments to ease viewership and sharing on social media.


Sakani program to add 11,000 homes in Jeddah

The Housing Ministry has deals with two real-estate companies. (Reuters/File)
Updated 18 October 2018
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Sakani program to add 11,000 homes in Jeddah

  • The first project, Rawabi Hijaz, is on private-sector land and will includes 9,502 units
  • The Ministry stressed its keenness to work with qualified developers to add to housing stock

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Housing has signed agreements with two real-estate development companies to add more than 11,000 homes in Jeddah for the Sakani program. The deals were signed on October 15 during an event announcing the program’s 10th batch of beneficiaries.
The first project, Rawabi Hijaz, is on private-sector land and will includes 9,502 units, while the second, Jeddah airport housing, is on land owned by the Ministry and will includes 2,203 units.
The agreements were signed in the presence of Minister of Housing Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hugail, National Housing Company CEO Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Bati, and officials from the ministry and the Real Estate Development Fund. They follow previous agreements signed by the Ministry of Housing with a number of developers to build housing in various regions of the Kingdom. Sixty projects providing more than 90,000 diverse homes, with prices ranging from SR250,000 to SR750,000 have already been launched.
The Ministry stressed its keenness to work with qualified developers to add to housing stock and support supply in the sector, to encourage competition between companies to meet the needs of citizens in a way that suits local markets and ensures the provision of continued maintenance services for the residential units.
“The real-estate developers with whom we signed contribute along with the Ministry to the service of citizens in order to provide a suitable residential environment on the levels of prices and specifications, while presenting the beneficiaries with the guarantees needed,” the Ministry said.
“These projects will be completed and handed over to the beneficiaries within a period not exceeding three years. These housing projects are integrated in terms of services and public facilities. They include mosques, public parks and green areas as well as government buildings.”