45 percent of Corniche project complete

Updated 21 April 2016

45 percent of Corniche project complete

JEDDAH: Forty five percent of the Corniche development project has been completed by the Jeddah municipality, including walkways, toilets and security systems.
This is according to Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras who recently toured the 4.5-kilometer area from the Al-Nawras roundabout in the south to the Corniche intersection with Prince Faisal bin Fahad Road, a local publication reported Wednesday.
Some of the completed parts of the project include a fishing pier of 140 meters, a marine taxi station of 70 meters extending into the sea, 75 percent of concrete work, and 90 percent of walkways over 750 meters. Construction of toilets, showers and locker rooms have also been completed, and security control centers.
During the tour, the mayor visited the tunnel project at the intersection between Al-Andalus, Palestine and Al-Hamra streets, which is considered among the most vital for traffic flow in the province. The tunnel extends from the north to the south along Al-Andalus Road for 1.4 kilometers.


Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

Updated 08 July 2020

Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

  • A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money
  • The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption

RIYADH: The Saudi Control and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has initiated 105 corruption cases in the health, interior, power, and education sectors.
The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption.
A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money and harming state interests.
One of the cases involves the arrest of three employees working at the Saudi Electricity Co. for receiving a bribe amounting to €535,000 ($604,570) from a French company and opening bank accounts in another country (at the request of the company) for money laundering. Another case is the arrest of a university faculty member for asking for a bribe amounting to SR80,000 ($21,328) from a number of companies working on different projects at the university.
The authority also arrested a doctor at the Ministry of Health for violating the regulations at a quarantine facility.
A brigadier general was arrested for using his official vehicle to facilitate the passage of another private vehicle through security points during the curfew period.