Saudi plans $93m village for visually impaired

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
The village will include a mosque for the visually impared, (Getty Images - for illustrative purposes only)

The village will include a mosque for the visually impared, (Getty Images - for illustrative purposes only)

Saudi Arabia is planning to build a village for people who are visually impaired on the outskirts of Jeddah, it was reported on Friday.

The project in the Osfan area will span an area of around 2.2 million sq m and is slated to open in early 2014, reported Saudi daily Arab News.

It quoted Ahmed Mohammed Ali, chairman of the board of the Ibsar Charity Society, as saying the Ibsar Charity Village will cost SR350m ($93.3m) to build.

He told the paper that proceeds from the project in the first of five years of operation are projected to hit SR170m.

The project will include a factory, 50 percent of which will be run by the visually impaired, a unit for poor vision rehabilitation, an early intervention centre, mosque, conference hall, and staff housing.

Other facilities will include a shopping centre, gas station, and fitness club.

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Revealed: GCC's top 10 developers

Revealed: GCC's top 10 developers

The biggest players behind many of the region's most ambitious...

Mall talk

Mall talk

Plans for Dubai’s Mall of the World have made headlines all over...

1
Qatar's labour requirements

Qatar's labour requirements

Qatar’s Supreme committee has published worker welfare standards...

2
Most Discussed