Qassim governor opens classic car festival in Buraidah

Prince Faisal, who is chairman of the Tourism Development Council in the region, visited an auction of classic cars, the children’s corner and the hospitality tent. (SPA)
Updated 19 April 2019

Qassim governor opens classic car festival in Buraidah

  • More than 600 cars on display
  • Attractions include races, exhibitions

BURAIDAH: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal on Friday opened a heritage and classic car festival in Buraidah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Classic Qassim 3, organized by the Tourism Development Council in Buraidah, features more than 600 cars that are owned by people from Qassim, other Saudi cities and Gulf countries.

Prince Faisal, who is chairman of the Tourism Development Council in the region, visited an auction of classic cars, the children’s corner and the hospitality tent.

He also took in some of the festival’s attractions, such as races and exhibitions.

Secretary general of Qassim Tourism Development Council and head of the festival’s organizing committee, Ibrahim bin Ali Al-Mushaiqeh, gave a speech welcoming Prince Faisal and thanking him for his support.

More than 250 participants were taking part in the festival, Al-Mushaiqeh said, and there were more than 25 events and more than 150 prizes.

He also thanked participants from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries.
 


Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port, covering 500 families. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

  • So far, 290 tons of aid transported to provide urgent humanitarian needs to people affected by explosion

JEDDAH: Aid continues to flow into the Lebanese capital Beirut, as the fourth Saudi air bridge plane operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) arrived on Sunday.
Ninety tons of emergency aid was flown in on the flight, including medical materials and equipment, foodstuff and shelter supplies. Medicines, burn treatments, medical solutions, masks, gloves, sterilizers and other surgical materials will be distributed by special teams on the ground.
The plane also carried food baskets that included flour and dates as well as shelter materials such as tents, blankets, mattresses, and utensils.
So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.
This aid was provided based on an assessment report of the necessary humanitarian needs resulting from the explosion, in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Beirut, and the KSRelief branch in Lebanon.
This comes as an extension of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with the Lebanese people and to provide relief to those affected by the disaster.

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So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port on Sunday, covering 500 families.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed bin Abdullah Bukhari told Arab News that special committees would oversee and review reports on the Lebanese people’s needs.
“Aid will continue to flow into Lebanon after assessing the required needs of the Lebanese people in cooperation with the relevant authorities in Lebanon,” he said.
Countries around the world have come together to help Lebanon in the wake of the explosion on Aug. 4, which devastated large areas of Beirut, damaging and destroying infrastructure, buildings and homes, including all port facilities and the country’s grain storage silos.