Saudi to build $266m medical city in Bahrain
Manama, April 19, 2010
A SR1 billion ($266.7 million) medical city is to be built in Bahrain as a gift to its people from King Abdulla of Saudi Arabia, it has been announced.
The announcement was made during the visit of the Saudi monarch to Bahrain.
'The Arabian Gulf University has the honour to name the city; the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Medical City, in recognition of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' pioneering role in the services of the Arab and Islamic nations and to his constant support to development and science in the GCC nations to help elevate it to the developed nations standards,' said university president Khalid Abdulrahman Al Ohali.
His Majesty King Hamad sent a letter to the Saudi leader thanking him for the kind gesture.-TradeArabia News Service