MAKKAH — The International Islamic Relief Organization-Saudi Arabia (IIROSA) Sunday signed a contract with National Construction Company to build a residential hotel tower at Ajyad area in Makkah to use its returns to finance its social programs sponsoring the orphans inside the Kingdom and abroad.
Speaking to the media after signing the contract, Dr. Adnan Bin Khalil Basha, Secretary General of the IIROSA, said the tower will further enhance the ability of the organization to finance its various projects and programs in favor of the poor, needy and distressed people in the world.
He said the tower will have a total built-in area of 24,375 sq. meters and will consist of 29 floors.
“It will have all the facilities and services offered by big hotels including restaurants, car parking area and spacious and well furnished and equipped rooms,” he said.
The tower, Dr. Basha said, will have 518 rooms and a praying area accommodating more than 600 worshippers.
Dr. Basha said the new tower, with its immense potential, will be one of the landmarks in the Holy City.
He said IIROSA is currently sponsoring more than 90,000 orphans in the world including about 15,000 in Saudi Arabia.
IIROSA last year launched six new Waqf (endowment) projects in Makkah at a cost of about half a million Saudi riyals which are expected to render annual returns of about SR45 million that will be used to finance the organization’s relief, humanitarian and development projects.
Dr. Basha said the IIROSA is now running 149 health projects in various countries of the world consisting of hospitals, health centers and medical caravans.
The secretary general said the organization will have three residential and commercial towers in Jeddah which are currently at the designing stage. — SG