King Salman attends camel festival closing ceremony

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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 23 March 2019
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King Salman attends camel festival closing ceremony

  • King Salman and the attendees watched a folk dance performance at the ceremony
  • The king also handed prizes to winners of the festival at the ceremony

RIYADH: King Salman on Saturday attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh.
The king was received on his arrival by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Riyadh Deputy Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz, Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, Saudi Camel Club Chairman Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin, and a number of officials.
King Salman welcomed Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum, Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s representative Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Saadi, Kyrgyz Premier Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, representative of the King of Bahrain for Charity Works and Youth Affairs Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Mauritania’s Minister of Culture and Handicrafts and government spokesman Mohammed Ould Maham and other guests at the camel festival’s closing ceremony.
The king then handed prizes to winners of the festival. King Salman and the attendees also watched a folk dance performance.
Bin Hithlin said that the king’s patronage of the closing ceremony was the culmination of efforts to organize the festival and consolidate its heritage.
Attendance at the festival was more than double that of the previous year, he said.


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