Makkah emir starts annual tour of governorates today


Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH — Emir of Makkah Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will start on Monday his annual inspection tours of governorates in the province to review development projects and listen to the complaints and suggestions of residents.

During his tour, the prince will launch a number of workshops that will promote investment opportunities available in each region.

Prince Khaled will start his tour with visits to governorates in the eastern part of the province including Taif, Misan, Mowaih, Turabah, Khurmah and Ranyah.

The workshops are aimed at attracting the local and foreign investors to participate in the execution of development projects.

The emir will inspect the execution of the Taif Development Projects, which among others, include an international airport, a university campus and the industrial city, which will cost more than SR11 billion.

The Taif Development Projects, approved by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman earlier, are jointly funded by the government and the private sector.

Prince Khaled earlier stated that the private-public partnership in implementing the Taif projects had saved the government more than SR2 billion.

During his visit to the resort city, the emir will lay down foundation stones for a number of new health projects, which will have a combined capacity of more than 400 beds.

The university campus is being built on an area of 17,000 sq. meters and will accommodate some 90,000 students.