Deputy Emir of Makkah inspects projects


Saudi Gazette

– The Deputy Emir of Makkah Province Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar got apprised about the problems of citizens, residents and the youth.

He also sought suggestions from citizens and the youth on how to enhance the development projects going on in their governorates.

This came during an inspection tour to Bahra and Al-Jumoom governorates on Monday.

The deputy emir made sure to visit all the ongoing and stalled projects. He also visited several projects the citizens had requested him to inspect. The projects that required scrutiny included the rain and floodwater drainage projects in Bahra.

During the Bahra inspection tour, Prince Abdullah visited several companies and the cables factory that is employing over 900 Saudi young men and women hailing from the governorate and the surrounding rural centers. This company is one of many in the Kingdom producing high quality wires and cables.

It occupies an area of 300,000 sq. meters and is only 25 km from Jeddah. The cables and wires factory contributed to the construction of the new King Abdulaziz International Airport and the Mashaer Train in the holy sites.

The Deputy Emir then paid a visit to Al-Jumoom governorate where he inaugurated the completed projects including Al-Azizia Park, the productive families building that is providing its services to 20 productive families registered in the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI), the 64,000 sq. meter College of Technology building having a capacity of 700 students, and Al-Jumoom Municipality building.

Prince Abdullah inaugurated the University College in Al-Jumoom having a capacity of 7000 male and female students. It has 88 lecture halls, 16 laboratories, two medical clinics, 22 computer labs, 58 administrative offices, one meeting hall, 10 other computer laboratories; 8 physics, chemistry and biology laboratories, an education studio, mosque, clinic and a theater.

The stalled projects he inspected in Al-Jumoom included Abu Urwah village’s water tank and the 100-bed Al-Jumoom Hospital.

During his inspection tour of Bahra and Al-Jumoom governorates, Prince Abdullah engaged in a direct dialogue with citizens and the youth. He listened to their needs, suggestions and visions to develop their governorates.

The deputy emir made sure that he was accompanied during the visits by the directors of government sectors in the region so as to open direct communication between the officials and the citizens in the governorates. This is with the objective of speeding up decision-making regarding some projects for the benefit of citizens.

Prince Abdullah is scheduled to pay visits to the governorates of Al-Qunfudha and Al-Aradhiyat on Tuesday.