New city outside Makkah to accommodate 600,000

New city outside Makkah to accommodate 600,000
Updated 27 August 2013

New city outside Makkah to accommodate 600,000

New city outside Makkah to accommodate 600,000

A new residential and administrative city will be developed outside Makkah to accommodate more than 600,000 people. Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal approved the master plan for the scheme, named the Makkah Gate project, on Sunday.
The new city, to be developed on the Makkah-Jeddah Highway with private sector support, will have 45 model districts, said Makkah Mayor Osama Al-Bar.
Spanning an area of 83 million square meters, the project will include educational institutions, government offices, shopping centers, housing units and a national park, said the mayor.
Prince Khaled reviewed the project’s plan with Deputy Gov. Abdul Aziz Al-Khodary, Al-Bar and other senior officials on Sunday.