Public sector’s role in social housing in Arab countries explored

Delegates explored the role of state institutions and authorities in engaging the private sector in supporting social housing projects. (SPA)
Updated 14 December 2018
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Public sector’s role in social housing in Arab countries explored

  • Delegates also explored the role of state institutions and authorities in engaging the private sector in supporting social housing projects

JEDDAH: Housing Minister Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail led the Saudi delegation at a major conference in Bahrain, which opened on Tuesday.
Deputy Bahrain Premier Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa opened the 35th session of the Arab Housing and Construction Ministers’ Council and the fifth Arab Housing Conference in Manama. The event’s theme was “Future role of the public sector in social housing.” The conference discussed a number of issues including the role of the public sector in providing social housing and its future programs.


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touches down in India

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touches down in India

NEW DELHI: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in India on Tuesday for the second stage of his Asia tour.

He was greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his plane touched down at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi at about 9.15 p.m. local time.

The crown prince is expected to announce a $1 billion investment in India’s infrastructure and farming sectors during his first visit to the nation.

He is accompanied by leading Saudi businessmen and officials.

India is hoping the crown prince will announce an investment in its National Investment Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), a sovereign wealth fund that includes private companies and foreign investors.

The Kingdom is India’s top energy supplier and home to more than 3.5 million Indian expatriates.