RIYADH: The Housing Ministry signed a memorandum of cooperation with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Saudi Press Agency reported, as the ministry seeks to benefit from international experience and expertise in the housing field.
The agreement was signed by Prince Saud bin Talal, adviser and general supervisor at the ministry’s agency for housing support and solutions and international cooperation management, and Dr. Adam Boulokos, the Kingdom’s resident representative at the UNDP.
The UNDP, in cooperation with the Housing Ministry, is working on the development of an action plan that includes the participation of the nonprofit sector, a comprehensive review of the current policies, legislation, regulations and governance of the development housing sector to promote nonprofit governmental associations in the field, in addition to a spatial analysis to determine the locations of development housing projects.
The program is an international UN organization established by UN member states and has its headquarters in New York. It operates in 170 countries.