King’s policies promise new glory

King’s policies promise new glory
Updated 22 May 2012

King’s policies promise new glory

King’s policies promise new glory

RIYADH: Several prominent Saudi leaders, including princes, ministers, heads of government organizations as well as eminent Islamic scholars and citizens have lauded the achievements made during the seven-year reign of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah. They are united in their views that the king is instrumental in taking the Kingdom to new heights of glory through his policies that led to unprecedented growth and prosperity.
In comments made to the Saudi Press Agency on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the king’s accession to the throne, they said that King Abdullah’s political and economic reforms helped immensely in raising the living standard of the people and making available to them the best possible utility services and benefits of welfare schemes.
Deputy Interior Minister Prince Ahmad said that King Abdullah’s great services to Saudi Arabia and its people as well as to the Muslims worldwide during the last seven years are highly commendable. “If we try to count the king’s virtues and his efforts to build the nation, we cannot do so, and this would require a full book,” he commented.
Eastern Province Gov. Prince Muhammad bin Fahd said the Kingdom is now celebrating seven years of unprecedented progress and achievements that benefited all regions of the Kingdom without any exception. “The Kingdom is witnessing tremendous progress and a massive development boom thanks to a series of key decisions taken by King Abdullah,” he said.
While congratulating King Abdullah for his remarkable achievements, Housing Minister Shuwaish bin Saud Al-Dhuwaihi said: “With years of remarkable achievements and wise decisions, you have been instrumental in ensuring all-round development of the Kingdom. You made our country a workshop for construction in all fields, including universities, research centers, industrial cities, residential townships, schools, roads, and public utility services.”
Al-Dhuwaihi highlighted the tremendous progress achieved by the Kingdom’s housing sector during King Abdullah’s rule. “The Ministry of Housing started building 500,000 houses under the directive of the king to make residential facilities available to all citizens in the Kingdom. It has also prepared a national housing strategy to regulate the residential market in the Kingdom,” he said.
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques congratulated King Abdullah, Crown Prince Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, and the government and people of the Kingdom on the occasion of the anniversary. He commended the king’s utmost keenness in serving the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah as well as the Haj and Umrah pilgrims who come from all over the world.
“The ongoing largest ever expansion of the Grand Mosque in its history will speak volumes of King Abdullah’s great care and concern for the two holy mosques. The expansion of Masaa (running area between Safa and Marwa hills) and the ongoing expansion of Mataf (circumambulating area around Kaaba) would enable at least 150,000 pilgrims to perform Tawaf in an hour,” he said.
Muhammad Al-Sharief, president of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), highlighted the achievements of King Abdullah saying: “It is the age of reforms for Saudi Arabia, encompassing all spheres of life, including educational, economic, legislative and judiciary. This is also the period of fighting corruption and ensuring transparency through taking a series of reforms, including setting up of the anti-graft body,” he said. Lauding the efforts of King Abdullah in making available the best possible services for the citizens, Maj. Gen. Ali Al-Harithy, director general of prisons, said that the wise policies of the king have produced a direct positive impact on the life of the citizens.