JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Friday 7 December 2012
Last update 7 December 2012 7:10 am
The Jeddah Municipal Council organized a workshop yesterday to forge a strategic plan for Jeddah to strengthen its unique position as the gateway to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah and a center of Islamic culture, and also as a commercial hub and tourist destination. The workshop was attended by Council members, citizens and a number of officials.
“The workshop considered 13 topics related to Jeddah’s all-round development. It aimed to spare no effort in improving the local economy, environment, social service, cultural and heritage development for tourism promotion, transportation and infrastructure, management of beaches, public squares and picnic centers.
The discussions also stressed on the issue of housing and unplanned and undeveloped neighborhoods,” Abdullah Turkistani, member of the council and supervisor of the council’s strategic plan, said in a statement after the workshop. The council aims to play the role of mediator between the citizens and officials, especially with the aim of offering efficient and high quality municipal services now and in the future, he said. The council is also willing to cooperate with government departments and private agencies and also residents and visitors for the achievement of its goals, he added.
Chairman of the council Ayman Fadil thanked all the participants in the workshop for their cooperation. He also thanked the support given to the council by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs Prince Mansour bin Miteb.