Jubail, Ras Al-Khair cities get projects worth SR 506.98 million

Updated 19 October 2012

Jubail, Ras Al-Khair cities get projects worth SR 506.98 million

RIYADH: Chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunyyan has signed two contracts worth SR 506.98 million for the implementation of infrastructure projects in Jubail and Ras Al-Khair industrial cities.
The first contract was signed with China Communications Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC) whereby the company will construct a booster unit to enhance pumping capacity at a seawater cooling network and all related facilities to supply 80,000 cubic meters per hour for the industrial area in Phases 3 and 4 of Jubail 2 project.
Works in the project will be implemented in 26 months.
The second contract was signed with China National Chemical Engineering Company (CNCEC) which will implement the housing complex in Ras Al-Khair Industrial City. The scope of work includes site preparation, earth-moving, excavation and back-filling works, execution of rainwater, sanitation, drinking water, irrigation and road networks, car parking areas, procurement and installation of fire-fighting systems, power and telecommunication cables, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) systems, in addition to gardening and landscaping. The housing complex will include other facilities such as mosque, service workshops, warehouses, a dining hall, a bakery, a sports hall, management and security buildings.
Works in the second contract will run for 38 months.
Earlier in the month, the RCJY Chief signed two contracts worth SR 899 million for the implementation of infrastructure projects in Jubail Industrial City.
The two contracts were aimed to build 540 housing units, two mosques and associated works in Jalmuda District, Jubail Industrial City.


Giant puppets’ musical show hits high note among Saudi festivalgoers

The Tanween puppets are putting on theater performances for the first time, accompanied by a traditional Saudi band, providing different experiences to visitors. (AN photos by Huda Bashatah)
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Giant puppets’ musical show hits high note among Saudi festivalgoers

  • Activities of Tanween Season in Eastern Province are aimed at all ages and are designed to be family friendly

ALKHOBAR: A musical show involving giant puppets has been hitting a high note among visitors to a popular Saudi festival. The models, standing 12 meters tall, have drawn big audiences to Alkhobar Corniche where performances have been taking place as part of Tanween Season.
Three huge puppets made up a family consisting of the father, donned in a white thobe and traditional Arabic head piece, the mother in a black abaya, and their son wearing a green Tanween T-shirt.
Children watching the show sang along to Saudi folk songs as puppeteers using special machinery brought the giant characters to life.
Tanween Season, in the Eastern Province, is a 17-day event that runs until Oct. 26, with talks, workshops, discussion panels, and performances built around this year’s theme of “play.” Activities are aimed at all ages and are designed to be family friendly.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Tanween puppets are putting on theater performances for the first time, accompanied by a traditional Saudi band.

• Saudi, French, Belgian and Spanish talent have combined to stage the show at Alkhobar Corniche until Saturday.

“There’s a wide range of different experiences for visitors when they visit Ithra (the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture, in Dhahran) or the installations outside. Our goal is to deliver a message: How to use play in a different, creative way that introduces a myriad of ideas and culture,” the event’s head of performance, Anas Al-Ratoee, told Arab News.
Spanish delights
The Tanween puppets are putting on theater performances for the first time, accompanied by a traditional Saudi band. Saudi, French, Belgian and Spanish talent have combined to stage the show at Alkhobar Corniche until Oct. 19.
“The Giant Puppets is a Spanish band, known as Carros de Foc, that usually performs traditionally in parades and festivals, where these 12-meter giants walk among people.
“We added the Saudi culture to it through traditional music performed by a local band. We wanted to depict a scene from a normal day in the life of a Saudi household; the dynamic between a father, mother and child,” added Al-Ratoee.
Muna Hassan, from Dammam, said her younger brother had thoroughly enjoyed the performance. “I was very happy to see him so excited and to see events like this catering to his age group.”