Plant festival in Jubail

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Updated 21 February 2013
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Plant festival in Jubail

JEDDAH: Various agricultural products and home gardening supplies are on display at the ongoing 15th Gardens and Plants Festival in the eastern city of Jubail.
With the slogan "Green City… Healthy Environment," the festival launched by the Royal Commission in Jubail on Wednesday evening at Fanateer southern beach will run for 10 days.
Among the other participants in the event are the Manama Municipality, University of Dammam, and the Riyadh Secretariat.
Agricultural nurseries, typical miniature gardens, afforestation management, joint operations, industrial security and safety management are among the activities and technologies being showcased.
An operetta entitled "Green City… Healthy Environment" and a fireworks display marked the opening of the occasion.
Organizers said the festival aims to create awareness among visitors about the importance of plants and gardens in an environment and society. Visitors will also get to know about best practices to keep the environment clean.
The festival is accompanied by a number of events and activities including recreational and educational competitions for visitors.


Transport sector in the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah discusses preparations for Hajj

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Transport sector in the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah discusses preparations for Hajj

  • The meeting was attended by coordinating councils for trips from Makkah and the Makkah Development Authority at the ministry headquarters.
  • Several approved projects were discussed during the meeting, including the expansion of bridge 62 Souq Al Arab over Wadi Arna, west of Arafat, and linking it to the existing northern pedestrian route No. 6.

RIYADH: Deputy Transportation Affairs Minister Bassam bin Ahmed Ghulman met with members of the Transport Sector in the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to discuss early preparations for this year’s season.

The meeting was attended by coordinating councils for trips from Makkah and the Makkah Development Authority at the ministry headquarters.

Ghulman said the meeting comes within the Ministry’s preparations for the Hajj season in line with its vision to improve and develop services to transport pilgrims to holy sites.

Several approved projects were discussed during the meeting, including the expansion of bridge 62 Souq Al Arab over Wadi Arna, west of Arafat, and linking it to the existing northern pedestrian route No. 6.

In addition to expanding road bridge 56 Al Jawhara over Wadi Arna, west Arafat and linking it to the existing southern pedestrian route No. 1.

And establishing an overpass and four slopes at the Muzdalifah, along with extending the emergency road in Muzdalifah and add more links to pedestrian bridges.