Visitors to Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah praise Saudi efforts to serve Islam

A number of visitors at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah have praised Saudi leaders for their efforts to serve worshippers. (SPA)
Updated 30 May 2019

Visitors to Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah praise Saudi efforts to serve Islam

  • Visitors praised security measures, comfort facilities and the guidance they received during their journeys

MADINAH: Visitors to the Kingdom have praised the efforts of the Saudi government to serve Islam and Muslims around the world, through development projects to improve and preserve the Two Holy Mosques in the cities of Makkah and Madinah.

A number of visitors at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah praised the efforts of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to improve services provided to visitors and Umrah pilgrims.

Visitors praised security measures, comfort facilities and the guidance they received during their journeys.

Bilal Bouziane, a visitor from Algeria, called Saudi Arabia the “beacon of Islam and peace for the whole world.”

Jaafar Ahmed, from Sudan, commended the efforts of the Kingdom in the service of Islam, Muslims and humanity, pointing to the 14th Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, currently being held in Makkah, as proof of its dedication to modern, tolerant and moderate religion.

Salih Abdulmajid from the UK praised the government’s keenness to improve services provided to visitors, as well as the implementation of large projects to ease the performance of holy rituals, while Ghulam Murtada, from Pakistan, lauded the continuing expansion of the Two Holy Mosques to allow more Muslims to visit the holy sites.

More than 1,300 volunteers are providing assistance around the clock to pilgrims at the Prophet’s Mosque. SPA Madinah


Qiddiya awards SR10bn in contracts to help construct Riyadh mega project

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Qiddiya awards SR10bn in contracts to help construct Riyadh mega project

  • The funding will be backed by the Kingdom's Public Investment Fund

RIYADH: At least SR10 billion ($2.66 billion) worth of contracts will be awarded to various companies to speed up the construction of a mega entertainment and sports project in the Saudi capital Riyadh, the Qiddiya Investment Company announced on Thursday.

The funding will be backed by the Kingdom's Public Investment Fund.

The Qiddiya project includes a number of art, entertainment and sporting facilities, and is being built on a 334 square-kilometre site close to Riyadh.

Its construction forms part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 program that aims to diversify the Kingdom’s economy.

“We’ve awarded well over 1 billion riyal in contracts so far and that figure is going to jump, maybe ten times to 10 billion riyals, which will all be construction related contracts,” Michael Reininger, chief executive told The National.