Saudi Arabia signs $48.8 mln worth of projects for quake-struck Syria and Turkey

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Saudi Arabia has agreed on more than 183 million riyals ($48.8 million) worth of projects to help Syria and Turkey after this month’s devastating earthquakes, Saudi state TV reported on Monday.

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The Kingdom has been providing aid to both countries since the 7.8-magnitude quake struck on February 6.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) sent trucks carrying 80 tons of shelter materials and food to Syria on Friday.

On the same day, a twelfth relief plane from Saudi Arabia departed King Khalid International Airport for Gaziantep Airport in Turkey, carrying 75 tons of food baskets and shelter materials, according to the SPA report.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have ordered KSRelief to provide aid to the victims of the earthquake by operating an air bridge.

More than 47,000 people have been killed in the aftermath of the earthquake.

With Reuters

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