Umm Al-Qura to help with Haram crowd management

Updated 20 February 2013
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Umm Al-Qura to help with Haram crowd management

The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs yesterday signed an agreement with Umm Al-Qura University for conducting research on crowd management and translating the presidency’s Arabic documents into other languages.
The signing ceremony took place at the university’s headquarters in Abidiya. Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the presidency, and Umm Al-Qura President Dr. Bakri Assas, signed the deal.
Addressing the ceremony, Al-Sudais commended the Saudi government’s efforts in the service of pilgrims and development of the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah in order to expand facilities for worshippers.
“The presidency receives all-out support from the government to carry out its mission in the best manner,” Al-Sudais said while highlighting endeavors to develop the organization.
He said the agreement with Umm Al-Qura was in line with the presidency’s partnership with various civilian and government institutions in order to improve its services.
Under the agreement, Umm Al-Qura will conduct research on crowd management at the two holy mosques and will translate all the documents of the presidency, including Friday sermons and other religious statements, into other languages.
Umm Al-Qura’s teachers will give lectures at the two holy mosques on various Islamic topics. The university will be able to make use of the expertise of the scholar under the presidency.
Students of Makkah Haram institute and college will be able to pursue their higher studies at the university.
The Haram Library will also receive Umm Al-Qura’s support. Assas underscored the importance of the five-year agreement, saying it would facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise for the benefit of two sides. He said the university would conduct research and provide consultancy services for the benefit of the two holy mosques and their visitors.


Deals signed to build 10,000 housing units in Jeddah

The Ministry of Housing has launched 27,658 housing products across the Kingdom within its “sakani” (housing) program. (SPA)
Updated 16 August 2018
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Deals signed to build 10,000 housing units in Jeddah

  • The villas have different engineering as well as external and internal designs

JEDDAH: The Housing Ministry has signed two agreements with real estate development companies to build some 10,000 housing units in Jeddah for beneficiaries of the Sakani (My Home) program.
So far, 46 projects have been launched, offering 66,621 housing units — including villas, apartments and townhouses — at prices ranging from SR250,000 ($66,664) to SR750,000.
The housing units, which will have integrated services and public facilities, will be completed and given to beneficiaries within a maximum of three years.