RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Qassim region on Tuesday as part of a widespread tour of the Kingdom and its regions.
The king was received at Qassim airport by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Prince Faisal bin Meshaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, governor of Qassim region.
King Salman is to launch and set the foundation stone of more than 600 projects in the province, Emir of Qassim region, Prince Faisal bin Meshal bin Suood bin Abdel Aziz said.
The projects include the fields of development, education, housing, roads, environment, water and electricity, as well as public services and governmental economic projects, worth more than SR16 billion.
Qassim is the first stop on a tour of several regions of the Kingdom, where King Salman is to launch several health, education and infrastructure projects and initiatives.
The king also ordered the release of all prisoners who are jailed on financial charges in Qassim region, after saying that citizens jailed on financial charges, and not criminal charges, were to be released.
The order applies to those whose debts do not exceed SR1 million and have been proven to be financially unable. King Salman also ordered the payment of their dues.