Saudi housing minister hands over new Riyadh units to tenants in Sakani program

Housing Minister Majid Al-Hogail, second right, handed over housing units to beneficiaries of the Sakani program. (SPA)
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Updated 26 January 2020

Saudi housing minister hands over new Riyadh units to tenants in Sakani program

  • Diyar Al-Saad housing project occupies ​133,000 square meters in Al-Jawan in northern Riyadh

RIYADH: Housing Minister Majid Al-Hogail on Saturday handed over housing units to beneficiaries of the Sakani program, as part of the first phase of the Diyar Al-Saad housing project in the residential suburb of Al-Jawan in northern Riyadh.

Diyar Al-Saad is a Housing Ministry project implemented in partnership with the private sector, and can accommodate more than 100,000 people. It is providing nearly 600 housing units, including villas and townhouses.

Al-Hogail toured the project and inspected completion rates. He stressed the need to speedily complete the remaining stages so as to meet deadlines in preparation to hand units over to beneficiaries.

Diyar Al-Saad occupies ​133,000 square meters and includes educational, health, commercial and recreational services sites, in addition to parks.

Infrastructure for water, electricity, telecommunications, sewage and rain drainage has been completed.

Diyar Al-Saad is one of 16 projects providing a total of 30,000 housing units in Riyadh at prices ranging from SR250,000 ($66,639) to SR750,000. 


Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

Updated 05 June 2020

Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

  • Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

DUBAI: Four more repatriation flights arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to bring back stranded citizens from coronavirus hotspots, state news agency SPA reported.
Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh while another two landed in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, bringing Saudi nationals from New York and Beirut.
All precautionary measures to contain the coronavirus spread were taken to ensure the safety of passengers, who would also be in isolation for 14 days.