Strong support needed to rebuild Saudi historic sites: Prince Sultan

SCTH Chairman Prince Sultan bin Salman at the Jeddah Historical Festival “Atareek.” (AN photo)
Updated 06 April 2017

Strong support needed to rebuild Saudi historic sites: Prince Sultan

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Saudi Commision for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), visited the Jeddah Historical Festival “Atareek” on Monday.
He also toured the shops and pavilions, which showcased handicrafts, old Hejaz clothes, traditional art and stalls. He said in a statement that historic Jeddah needs strong efforts from all sectors and the public for its complete renovation.
He said efforts began nearly 30 years ago to transform areas into a haven for prosperity, including hundreds of heritage sites.
He also said Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah and Prince Misha’al bin Majed, governor of Jeddah, pay great attention and strive to restore national heritage.
He also praised the efforts of the Festivals Supreme Committee to preserve historical Jeddah as a site rich in archaeology and history.
He said that the large presence of citizens in the historic district of Jeddah and other archaeological sites are a remarkable indication that people long for the heritage of this country and look forward to obtaining knowledge of the Kingdom’s past.
Mahmoud Assadi, the Palestinian consul general, and Khalid Khairou, consul general of Iraq in Jeddah, also visited the festival.


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

  • There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,258 new coronavirus cases and 32 new deaths from the disease.
The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 280,093. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 2,949. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 89 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 75 reported in Al-Hufoof and 65 in Dammam.

There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 242,053.