SR 1.7 bn hospital deal inked

Updated 01 January 2013
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SR 1.7 bn hospital deal inked

Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah yesterday signed a SR 1.77 billion contract to establish new headquarters for King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has allocated two million sq. meters of land for the project, which includes a 630-bed hospital. It will have 150 beds for intensive care unit, 46 operation rooms and 50 dialysis units.
Al-Rabeeah thanked King Abdullah for his generous support to the health sector. The national budget for 2013 has allocated SR 100 billion for the sector and includes establishment of 19 hospitals and five medical cities.
Qassim Al-Qasabi, executive supervisor of the General Organization for King Faisal Specialist Hospitals and Research Centers, said the new hospital would have advanced health facilities.
Dr. Tariq Lingawi, CEO of KFSHRC in Jeddah, said the new hospital would have specialized centers for the treatment of tumors and heart diseases. The project, which includes a children’s hospital and a separate building for outpatient clinics, will be completed in 3 years.


Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition. (SPA)
Updated 18 June 2018
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Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

JEDDAH: The Saudi Cultural Exhibition in Moscow, organized by the General Culture Authority on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup, has concluded its activities and events.
The four-day exhibition attracted a large number of visitors, who were informed about Saudi culture, art and heritage through short films, traditional costumes, folkloric shows, and books translated into Russian.
There were also various pavilions, including for Arabic calligraphy, Saudi hospitality, Arabic coffee, henna and fine art, as well as one aimed at children. Seven films by young Saudi directors were screened, and were well received by audiences.
Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition.
The exhibition was part of the General Culture Authority’s efforts to inform people about Saudi culture, art and identity.