Saudi King Salman launches projects worth $2.6 bln in Northern Border Region

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On Wednesday, he launched 65 development projects worth a total of $2.6 bln (SR10.53 billion) during a public reception in Arar, in the Northern Border Region.

These include 17 education projects costing SR2.08 billion and municipal projects amounting to SR968 million.

King Salman attended a grand public reception hosted by the citizens of the Northern Border Region in Arar city on Wednesday night.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Sultan, emir of the Northern Border Region, including a number of princes, high ranking officials and dignitaries as well as large number of citizens, attended the reception.

The Monarch arrived in Arar from Al-Jouf in the last leg of his tour of the northern regions that also took him to Tabuk.

King Salman is expected today (Thursday) to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for several giant projects in the region.

These include the inauguration of the first phase of Waad Al-Shamal Industrial City project worth SR55 billion and lay foundation stone for the second phase of the project in Turaif governorate.

On the occasion of the royal visit, King Salman has directed that Thursday will be a holiday for all educational institutions in the regions of Tabuk, Al-Jouf and the Northern Border Region.

With Saudi Gazette/SPA