Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Jouf province praises efforts to provide housing during virus outbreak

Prince Faisal bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz. (SPA)
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Updated 04 June 2020

Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Jouf province praises efforts to provide housing during virus outbreak

The governor of Jouf on Wednesday praised the concerned authorities for their efforts to help provide housing for the region’s citizens.

Prince Faisal bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz spoke as he chaired the 11th session of the executive committee for developmental housing. Among delegates attending the virtual meeting was the undersecretary of Jouf principality, Hussein Al-Sultan.

Prince Faisal lauded the government for its support in assisting with the provision of adequate housing for residents, and he hailed the committee’s continued efforts and achievements in handing over numerous housing units during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The director general of the Ministry of Housing’s branch in Jouf, Fuhaid Al-Shammari, reviewed the committee’s work in providing housing and allocating land for homebuilding. 

Delegates made recommendations to speed up the completion of projects while maintaining the Kingdom’s high-quality construction standards.


Saudi Arabia opens world’s largest camel hospital

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal, left, during a briefing on the world’s largest camel hospital that he inaugurated in Buraidah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 07 July 2020

Saudi Arabia opens world’s largest camel hospital

  • The emir also toured sheds spread over a large area which can accommodate 4,000 riding camels at the same time

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal on Sunday inaugurated the world’s biggest camel hospital in Buraidah. The Salam Veterinary Hospital will also have a modern research facility to diagnose diseases related to camels.
The governor said the project worth SR100 million is a national achievement and it will help enhance veterinary facilities in the Kingdom.
Prince Faisal toured the facility’s specialized central laboratories equipped with modern devices to conduct over 160 different types of analyses.
The emir also toured sheds spread over a large area which can accommodate  4,000 riding camels at the same time.
He was briefed on the model for the young camels unit, the ICU, CT scan unit, and the surgical theaters. The hospital is constructed on an area of 70,000 sq. meters.
Among the goals for establishing the hospital is to bring about a shift in embryology and the traditional fertilization process of camels, whose age ranges between 25 to 30 years. At present, they produce seven young camels per season. Additionally, the hospital will contribute to raising the rate of fetal production in camels from 100 fetuses to 700.