Images reveal dramatic facelift of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province

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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
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The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 05 January 2019
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Images reveal dramatic facelift of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province

  • Workers and specialists are racing to transform the center of Awamiya into a tourist landmark that encompasses its local heritage

JEDDAH: New images have revealed the full extent of a redevelopment of a neighbourhood in eastern Saudi Arabia once plagued by militants and criminals.

The pictures, obtained by Arab News, show the extent of the transformation of Al-Musawwarah neighborhood in Awamiya, Qatif province.

The project aimed to preserve the urban and cultural identity of the area while instilling the area with new architecture and buildings.

Workers and specialists are racing to transform the center of Awamiya into a tourist landmark that encompasses its local heritage.

The development reflects the Kingdom’s determination to build and develop areas where terrorists once hid.

It will also attract tourism and create a cultural and recreational space for the people of Qatif and visitors.


13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018

RIYADH: The Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” program has helped 13,230 families registered on its Real Estate Development Fund list with housing options and finance solutions during May.
This includes 5,835 families who live in their own homes, bringing the total number of families benefiting from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year to 68,195.
The Sakani program announced the names of beneficiaries and their national ID numbers through the link https://sakani-names.housing.sa or via the program portal.
More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018.
Ministry of Housing spokesman Saif Al-Suwailem said that Sakani continues to provide its services to beneficiaries according to their needs and abilities. The ministry is keen to provide better services in line with the “Eskan” program, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives that aims to raise the proportion of residential ownership to 70 percent by 2030.
As part of Sakani’s efforts to provide suitable housing options, the program began to implement 53 new housing projects in different regions of the Kingdom, characterized by affordable prices for a large segment of citizens registered on the lists of the Ministry of Housing.
Al-Suwailem said that the ministry was keen to find solutions for Saudi families that help them to own the right home for them. SPA Riyadh