Saudi Arabia's aid agency plan to distribute 10,500 food baskets in Marib launched

The center organized an entertainment trip for 26 Yemeni children formerly recruited by the Houthi militias. (SPA)
Updated 25 September 2018
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Saudi Arabia's aid agency plan to distribute 10,500 food baskets in Marib launched

  • KSRelief organized an entertainment trip for 26 Yemeni children formerly recruited by the Houthi militias

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) launched on Monday a project to distribute 10,500 food baskets in Marib, Yemen. The launch comes within the projects being implemented by the center in the impoverished country.
Earlier this week, KSRelief signed an executive program for the treatment of wounded Yemenis in different parts of the country, in cooperation with Ben Zaila Hospital.
Abdullah Al-Wadai, deputy director of the department of medical and environmental assistance, said this program is extended to the previous contracts signed with five hospitals in Yemen.
He said the move aims to provide medical care to 200 wounded Yemenis through latest medical procedures.
He added that the number of wounded Yemenis previously treated in private sector hospitals in Yemen had reached 56,197.
This move is part of the programs funded and monitored by KSRelief in coordination with Yemen’s Health Ministry to provide better health services to Yemenis. Recently, the center organized an entertainment trip for 26 Yemeni children formerly recruited by the Houthi militias.


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.”