Mohammed Abdullah Al-Quwaihis, mayor of Makkah city

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Quwaihis
Updated 28 July 2019

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Quwaihis, mayor of Makkah city

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Quwaihis has been the mayor of Makkah since February 2018.

Al-Quwaihis obtained a degree in chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1978, and after graduation he worked as an engineer at the Saudi Industrial Research and Development Center.

He served as director general for projects and maintenance at the Ministry of Health in 1984, and was made an ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1987.

He also served as director general of the water and sanitation department for 10 years, before becoming a royal adviser in 2001 when he was appointed to the Shoura Council.

He spent more than 11 years with the council, where he presented many projects and proposals, most notably amendments for the labor system, the Saudi real estate market system and foreign investment. He was also in charge of the proposal recommending housing allowances for state employees.

Recently, Makkah municipality announced the recruitment of more than 23,000 workers to implement its plan for this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Quwaihis said that all of the municipality’s sectors, departments, sub-municipalities and service centers were fully prepared for the Hajj, adding that over 13,000 workers are now employed by the city to ensure its overall cleanliness. In the field of environmental health, the municipality has set up teams and committees to monitor markets, food shops and restaurants.


Saudi’s King Salman, Crown Prince send letters to COVID-positive Algerian president

Updated 30 October 2020

Saudi’s King Salman, Crown Prince send letters to COVID-positive Algerian president

  • The two royals sent the messages to Abdelmadjid Tebboune after he was hospitalized in Germany
  • Tebboune is said to be in a stable condition after undergoing medical tests

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman sent letters to the Algerian president after he tested positive with the coronavirus, state news agency SPA reported.
The two royals sent the messages to Abdelmadjid Tebboune after he was hospitalized in Germany, wishing him a speedy recovery.
Tebboune is said to be in a stable condition after undergoing medical tests, officials said Thursday, days after suspected coronavirus cases were reported among his aides.
The 74-year-old president, was transferred Wednesday to Germany from an Algerian hospital.
Representatives from his office said: “The medical team says that the results of the tests are reassuring.”
The president “has begun to receive the adequate treatment,” it said, without giving further details.
Tebboune’s transfer to Germany came after officials on Saturday said he had “voluntarily” gone into self-isolation for five days amid reports several officials in the presidency and government had contracted the Covid-19 disease.
On Tuesday, Tebboune, a heavy smoker, was admitted into a “specialized care unit” in a military hospital in Algeria’s capital.
His hospitalization comes ahead of a referendum to be held Sunday on constitutional reforms that the government hope will satisfy a protest movement. The vote is a flagship initiative of Tebboune.
Algeria has seen a resurgence in novel coronavirus cases in recent weeks.
More than 57,300 infections have been recorded in the country of 44 million, including 1,949 deaths.
(with agencies)