Jazan province to embark on SR 880 m road projects

Jazan province to embark on SR 880 m road projects
Updated 28 March 2013

Jazan province to embark on SR 880 m road projects

Jazan province to embark on SR 880 m road projects

Jazan province is poised to implement road projects worth SR 880.38 million, said the director general of roads and transport in Jazan province, Nasir Al-Hazmi.
The funds will be used for the implementation of a series of new projects and the completion of the on-going ones, to reach 117 kilometers of roads in different parts of the province, he told Saudi Press Agency.
The major projects include the new Jazan-Musim-Tuwal Highway (phase 4), renovation of Da’ir-Taraf-Janat Hayat Road (phase 3), and Lahjah-Suda-Hilwa Road (phase 2) in addition to the completion of major and secondary roads in the region, he said.
He said his department is currently implementing a series of road projects, already approved within state budgets of previous years, at the cost of SR 5.23 billion, totaling a length of 1,690 kilometers.
Jazan province has been receiving a lot of development projects over the last few years. Apart from health and water projects, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has recently ordered Saudi Aramco to complete the first phase of infrastructure projects for Jazan Economic City (JEC) in order to attract investments and boost the province’s development.
Jazan Gov. Prince Muhammad bin Nasser said the King’s order would create more jobs for Saudis.
“The King’s order will definitely boost the JEC project,” said Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Al-Naimi. Saudi Aramco, the largest investor in JEC, is currently building a major oil refinery and an electricity plant in the city, Al-Naimi said.