$320m development projects to come up in Makkah
JEDDAH (Saudi Arabia), February 9, 2017
The Saudi government has launched development projects worth more than SR1.2 billion ($320 million) in the Rabigh governorate of Makkah, according to a report.
The projects were unveiled by Prince Khaled Al Faisal, governor of Makkah and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, reported Arab News.
Prince Khaled also launched municipality and other service projects including those linked to electricity and water.
He later visited the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) and inspected the ongoing project work within the special economic zone on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast.
The KAEC seeks to become the most exclusive emerging entertainment destination on the Red Sea, to support the tourism and entertainment sector in the kingdom and help achieve the desired economic and social development, stated the report.
Prince Khaled also inaugurated three tourism development projects - Juman Park, Marina and Yacht Club and Al-Blysan entertainment club at the economic city.
Seven big projects will be launched within the KAEC over the next few months including a floating Water Park and hotel beach apartments, the report added.