Saudi king unveils $1.8bn Hail projects during nationwide tour

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has outlined a range of development projects during a visit to the north-western region
Saudi king unveils $1.8bn Hail projects during nationwide tour
The announcement came during a visit to the north-western region, the second stopover of a royal tour across the country.
By Sam Bridge
Thu 08 Nov 2018 05:20 PM

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Thursday unveiled development projects worth more than SR7 billion ($1.87 billion) for the kingdom's Hail region.

The announcement came during a visit to the north-western region, the second stopover of a royal tour across the country.

The projects – some completed, while others are being launched - cover energy and industry, military, housing, education, transport, tourism, and environment, water and agriculture.

The King arrived in Hail on Wednesday evening from Qassim, a central region. In Qassim, King Salman marked the completion of 402 projects across 12 government sectors, worth SR12.15 billion.

He also laid the foundations for 199 new or planned projects across five government sectors, worth a total of SR4.2 billion.

During his nationwide tour, the King is expected to launch many projects and initiatives, as he monitors the living conditions of Saudi citizens and acquaints himself with their needs, according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

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