SR 2.68 bn boost for education

Updated 19 November 2012
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SR 2.68 bn boost for education

Contracts worth SR 2.68 billion to carry out a number of university projects, including construction of science and engineering colleges were signed yesterday by Higher Education Minister Dr. Khaled Al-Anqari.
The contracts cover the construction of the College of Dentistry at University of Jazan (SR 159.8 million), College of Medicine at Baha University (SR 137.9 million) and College of Engineering in Dawadmi under Shaqra University (SR 151.7 million).
The University of Taif won a number of new projects: College of Applied Medical Sciences (SR 114.2 million), College of Education (SR 85.7 million), College of Administrative and Financial Sciences (SR 85.58 million) and College of Community Service (SR 85 million).
Speaking to reporters, Al-Anqari said the new projects were part of the second phase of university campus projects launched by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah in May. Under the first phase, campus projects worth SR 81 billion were implemented, he added. The minister signed four contracts for Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah: College of Social Sciences and College of Dawa (SR 238.78 million), College of Education in Abidiya (SR 105.9 million) College of Computer Science and College of Art and Design (SR 194.8 million) and preparatory classrooms (SR 58.3 million).
The minister signed five contracts for Dammam University: College of Computer Science (SR 69.8 million), medical colleges complex for girls and College of Education (SR 51.68 million), compound wall (SR 33.7 million), and a maintenance contract (SR 42.8 million). He signed four contracts worth SR 686 million for Qassim University.
Al-Anqari also signed contracts for King Saud University campus security (SR 67.9 million), and water and sewage contracts for Majmaa and Shaqra universities at a total cost of SR 34 million, the SPA said.


KSRelief launches new phases of rehabilitation program for 2,000 child soldiers in Yemen

Updated 22 June 2018
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KSRelief launches new phases of rehabilitation program for 2,000 child soldiers in Yemen

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre launched on Thursday the fifth and sixth phases of the rehabilitation program for children recruited by the Houthi militias and forced into the armed conflict.

The two phases aim to rehabilitate 80 child soldiers from different governorates of Yemen, Saudi press agency SPA reported.

The previous stages carried out by the center targeted the recruits from the governorates of Amran, Al-Jawf, Marib and other governorates, where they were rehabilitated and integrated into society.

The project aims to rehabilitate 2,000 child soldiers.