Projects in the eastern governorates of Makkah amount to SR13 billion

Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal during a tour of the Makkah region. (SPA)
Updated 29 November 2019

Projects in the eastern governorates of Makkah amount to SR13 billion

  • Pince Khalid: Saudi society has ‘matured enough to be ranked among developed countries in various fields’

TAIF: The total value of completed, approved and ongoing projects in the eastern governorates of the Makkah region is SR13 billion (around $3.47 billion), Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah announced on Wednesday, during a tour of the region.

The prince has been chairing various local councils during his tour, reviewing approved and ongoing projects and discussing the major changes that have recently taken place in the Kingdom. 

He explained that the Saudi leadership has long stressed the importance of meeting the people and listening to their demands.

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  • Prince Khalid said the Kingdom has become a ‘model for progress and growth.’
  • The prince placed the foundation stone for the second phase of several road projects in three governorates.

Prince Khalid said that Saudi society has “matured enough to be ranked among developed countries in various fields” and added the Kingdom has become a “model for progress and growth.”

The prince also placed the foundation stone for the second phase of several road projects in three governorates.

Prince Khalid later launched a number of cultural initiatives as part of the Makkah Cultural Forum in Al-Khurma, under the slogan “How to be a role model according to the Qur’an.”

He also witnessed the signing of an agreement between Ranyah governorate and Taif University to enhance cooperation between the two bodies in various fields, including professional development, scientific research, volunteer work, and enhancing the university’s cultural role.


Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

Updated 11 December 2019

Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

  • Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU
  • Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi has been the president of Tabuk University since October 2017.

Prior to that, he was the deputy head of educational affairs at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, where he served in the position for one year. 

He has also been the chairman of the promotion and job competition committee, as well as the safety committee, at Tabuk University since November 2012. 

Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Science. 

He later traveled abroad to pursue his higher education, earning his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri, US. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK.

After that, he returned to the Kingdom and joined KAU as an assistant professor. He remained in that position from 2005 to 2010, then served as an associate professor between 2010 and 2014.

Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom and the community colleges higher committee at the Ministry of Higher Education.

He congratulated King Salman on the release of the government’s annual budget for 2020.

“Approximately one-fifth of the budget is allocated to education, which reflects the leadership’s keenness to invest in the human element through education and training ... to open new horizons and job opportunities for Saudi youth and encourage them to invest in the diverse resources in the Kingdom,” Al-Dhayabi said.