Murooj Jeddah project on track, officials say

Updated 07 September 2015
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Murooj Jeddah project on track, officials say

JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal was briefed Thursday about Murooj Jeddah residential project, located in the eastern part of the governorate.

Representatives of the Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company, the executing company owned by Jeddah mayoralty, told Prince Khaled that the company has finished the largest administrative parts of the project and the primary schematics that include the infrastructure and the future vision of the Murooj Jeddah.
With a total area of 132 million square meters, the project has all elements that offer a new lifestyle of the area, including entertainment venues, nature reserves, gardens, educational and health facilities.
The project is based on sustainable infrastructure system of services to deal with flooding, which offers multiple investment opportunities that has the ability to offer job opportunities for 12,000 young people.
Murooj Jeddah includes a variety of municipal services of parks and green areas that were designed to accommodate more than 170,000 residents living in more than 42,000 residential units distributed in 134 residential suburbs that are supported with social and entertainment services.
The project aims to transform the eastern part of the city to a refreshing venue for Jeddah residents by keeping harmony with the Western Corniche, increasing the Green areas, and finding more places for entertainment, sports and tourism for residents.
An oasis for the wildlife at the site will serve as an educational place to teach students about wildlife. The Murooj includes a number of projects including the eastern wood 1 and 2, Safari Park, the National Park and the Muzarin village.
The project will include a 1.5 million square meter horse-racing track, a 22 million square meter area for residential land, 16 residential neighborhood, universities, health centers and three football stadiums for Al-Itihad, Al-Ahli and Al-Rabei clubs accommodating 7,000 fans each.


Saudi official reveals new details about Khashoggi case to Reuters

Updated 33 min 57 sec ago
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Saudi official reveals new details about Khashoggi case to Reuters

  • Saudi official told Reuters that journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was a result of a mistake from the negotiation team
  • The confusion of the negotiation team led them to cover up on the incident, the official told Reuters

DUBAI: The instructions of the head of the Khashoggi mission were based on a previous directive to negotiate the return of members of opposition, a Saudi official told Reuters in a report published on Sunday.

The source said that the primary reports on the mission were not accurate so they had to investigate further, and that journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was a result of a mistake from the negotiation team.

The confusion of the negotiation team led them to cover up on the incident, the official told Reuters.

The previous negotiation directive did not require the person in charge to obtain approvals from leadership, the official added.

According to the Saudi official’s reports to Reuters, primary findings showed that the death was a result of choking during at attempt to stop Khashoggi from raising his voice.

The negotiation team disobeyed orders, abused their authority and used violence, and there are 18 suspects in the Khashoggi case and they are currently detained pending an investigation, according to the official.

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