Riyadh governor launches SR730m education projects

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, center, launches new education projects in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 08 October 2017

Riyadh governor launches SR730m education projects

RIYADH: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Thursday launched a number of educational projects worth more than SR730 million ($194.7 million).
The launch coincided with the Riyadh General Administration of Education’s celebrations on Thursday of the Kingdom’s 87th National Day.
On arrival at the event, the governor was received by Minister of Education, Ahmed Al-Issa; Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education Naif Al-Jabri; Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Curricula and Educational Programs Rashid Al-Ghayadh; Director General of Education in Riyadh, Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Mana; and a number of officials of the Ministry of Education.
Delivering the welcome, Abdullah Al-Mana, stressed that the Department of Education in Riyadh is pleased to celebrate the 87th National Day of the Kingdom in a country which enjoys safety and security.
Speaking after witnessing the cultural show held to mark the event, the Riyadh governor said these new educational projects would benefit 70 schools and more than 40,000 students in the Riyadh region.
He said that the people have to pay respect to the teachers who brought them up during their school careers. “We are really grateful to our teachers for bringing us to this position,” he added.
Turning to the female teachers and students, the governor said that they enjoy equal rights as men. “We respect womanhood,” he noted, pointing out that men and women travel in one ship for their journey in life.


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.