Saudi Arabia to launch plan for multibillion infrastructure projects in Asir

A car drives past a construction site of Riyadh Metro and the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 12, 2017. (Reuters)
Updated 12 March 2019

Saudi Arabia to launch plan for multibillion infrastructure projects in Asir

  • The governor of Asir, Prince Turki Bin Talal, was set to patronize a plan on Sunday to complete the upcoming projects
  • The projects are in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and efforts to diversify its economy

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is launching a plan to complete several infrastructure development projects worth billions of riyals in Asir region.
The governor of Asir, Prince Turki Bin Talal, was set to patronize a plan on Sunday to complete the upcoming projects, signaling an important milestone for the region's people. 
Prince Turki was quoted saying the projects cover sectors such as health, transport, and municipal services.
The projects are in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and efforts to diversify its economy as well as reaching untapped resources in the Kingdom’s many regions.

“These projects represent an important step forward for the region’s sons and daughters who have long been looking forward to them. The diversity of the projects represent the health, transportation and municipalities sectors within a large system of projects, not only in the region but at a Kingdom-wide level,” said an official statement issued earlier.


Houthis targeting civilians is ‘red line’: Coalition confirms operation against militia

Updated 02 July 2020

Houthis targeting civilians is ‘red line’: Coalition confirms operation against militia

  • Operation comes after continuous targeting of the Kingdom with drones and ballistic missiles
  • Iran-backed group launched ballistic missile toward Riyadh last week, which was intercepted

RIYADH: The Arab coalition confirmed that it has launched a military operation against the Houthi targets on Thursday and said that their targeting of civilians is a “red line.”
The operation comes as the Houthi militia continue to target the Kingdom with drones and ballistic missiles.
The militia launched a ballistic missile toward Riyadh last week which was intercepted. The missile was Iranian made, coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said at a press conference.
The coalition would take “harsh measures” against the Houthis if they targeted civilian areas and the Kingdom would not tolerate such attacks, Al-Maliki added.
“The terrorist leaders of the Houthi militia... will be pursued and held accountable. Targeting civilians and civilian facilities is a red line,” he said.
Al-Maliki said that the Yemeni army had complied with the cease-fire that the coalition announced in April for a period of 45 days. He said that the Houthis violated the cease-fire 4,276 times during that period.
Earlier this week, the coalition released details of two seizures of Iranian weapons that were headed into Houthi hands.
Referring to the seizures that took place in April and June, Al-Maliki said the Iranian regime is deliberately providing the Houthis with missiles to undermine regional security.
He added that the militia is using the Al-Nahden mountain as a ballistic missile storage center.
Iran is violating a UN resolution banning the supply of arms to Yemen, and the Iranian regime is deliberately undermining regional security, Al-Maliki said.