Saudi housing minister hands over ‘48-hour’ house to new owner

Minister of Housing Majid Al-Hogail has urged developers to ensure the project is completed on time. (SPA)
Updated 28 December 2018
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Saudi housing minister hands over ‘48-hour’ house to new owner

  • The Al-Wajiha project will comprise 574 villas, constructed using non-traditional techniques

Housing Minister Majed bin Abdullah Al- a Hogaila handed over the Kingdom’s first ‘48-hour’ house in Dammam to its new owner, Sultan Al-Qurashi, on Thursday. The house is the first in the SAKANI Program, part of the Al-Hakimiah Company’s Al-Wajiha project, which falls under the Kingdom’s Building Technology Stimulus Program. The Al-Wajiha project will comprise 574 villas, constructed using non-traditional techniques. 

Each housing unit will reportedly take just two days to build. 

The Building Technology Stimulus Program is part of Saudi Vision 2030, and its aim is to speed up construction and provide citizens of the Kingdom with high-quality, competitively priced housing, and to stimulate localization of the Kingdom’s construction industry. 

Al-Hogail praised the developers for their landmark achievement, urged them to keep working to ensure the project is completed on time, and promised to continue finding ways to provide the best services for Saudi citizens.


Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
Updated 24 April 2019
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Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

  • Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali and other high ranking officials

MOSCOW: A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.