Tanker blast site to be redesigned

Updated 05 November 2012

Tanker blast site to be redesigned

JEDDAH: The Transport Ministry said yesterday that it would redesign the road system at the junction of Khurais Road with Sheikh Jaber Road after demolishing the bridge damaged by a gas tanker explosion last Thursday.
The ministry said its experts had found it unfeasible to repair the bridge. The decision was taken following an inspection tour of Transport Minister Dr. Jabara Al-Seraisry.
“The minister has instructed officials and engineers at the ministry to find quick ways to ease traffic on the road which is an important artery in Riyadh,” an official statement said.
The ministry has deployed 70 engineers and workers with 35 pieces of equipment to make a detour for vehicles coming through Khurais Road to Sheikh Jaber Road from the west as well as to expand Khurais road.
An alternative 1-km road will be constructed, parallel to Khurais Road, for the passage of vehicles going to Dammam side.

Makkah workshop approves 27 initiatives to enhance religious moderation and tolerance

Updated 22 April 2018

Makkah workshop approves 27 initiatives to enhance religious moderation and tolerance

  • Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal receives book on “Following the Steps of the Role Model”
  • Second workshop tackles use of technology in crowd control

JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has inaugurated the “mithaq” initiative, the first of its kind to be held at the Holy Mosques, and received the book on “Following the Steps of the Role Model” from the General President of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais.

The initiative included three workshops: The first workshop, Creating Initiatives in Moderation and Tolerance, was managed and supervised by the Prince Faisal Center for Moderation. It attracted many scholars and academicians and approved 27 initiatives to enhance moderation and tolerance.

The second workshop was on using technology in crowd control — engineering solutions for better crowd flow and for enhancing security control.

The third workshop was about the media and the global mission of the Holy Mosques. It was attended by many media personalities and university professors, and was characterized by serious discussion before agreement on quality initiatives with tangible results.

During the Makkah cultural days, Prince Khaled inaugurated the pact of the role model, which represents a holistic commitment to quality service from leaders, employees, security personnel and everyone serving at the Holy Mosques. This pact is an interpretation of the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Prince Khaled toured the exhibition and praised the efforts of each department in the service of the pilgrims and visitors of the Holy Mosques.

Al-Sudais held a conference about the impact of the Holy Mosques in enhancing the role model, presided over by Sheikh Saleh Al-Taleb, imam of the Holy Mosque. It was attended by Sheikh Saad Al-Shathri, adviser at the royal court, and Sheikh Hassan bin Abdul Hameed Bukhari.