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Saudi Arabia determines, names several areas royal reserves

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued a royal order establishing the Council of Royal Reserves at the Royal Court, where the Council's president and members shall be appointed by a royal order.

The Royal Reserves shall be determined and named by an order issued by the President of Council of Ministers. Each Royal Reserve shall have a board of directors.

The royal decree stipulated the formation of a Council of Royal Reserves under the chairmanship Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman:

1- Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

2- Prince Mohammed bin Abdurrahman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

3- Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

4- Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

5- Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud.

6- Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture.

7- Two specialists to be chosen by the Council's Chairman.

The royal order also determined and named the Royal Reserves and forming their Boards of Directors as follows:

1- Rawdhat Khuraim Reserve shall be a royal reserve named Imam Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Reserve, where its Board of Directors shall be under the chairmanship of Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the membership of six specialists to be nominated by the Council of Royal Reserves.

2- Mahazah al-Sayad Reserve shall be a royal reserve named Imam Saud bin Abdulaziz Reserve, where its Board of Directors shall be under the chairmanship of Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the membership of six specialists to be nominated by the Council of Royal Reserves.

3- Al-Taysiyah Reserve shall be a royal reserve named Imam Turki bin Abdullah Reserve, where its Board of Directors shall be under the chairmanship of Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the membership of six specialists to be nominated by the Council of Royal Reserves.

4- Al-Tanhat and Al-Khafs Reserves shall be a royal reserve named King Abdulaziz Reserve, where its Board of Directors shall be under the chairmanship of Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the membership of six specialists to be nominated by the Council of Royal Reserves.

5- Al-Khanfa, Al-Tubaiq and Hurra Al-Hurra Reserves shall be a royal reserve named King Salman bin Abdulaziz Reserve, where its Board of Directors shall be under the chairmanship of Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the membership of six specialists to be nominated by the Council of Royal Reserves.

6- The area located between NEOM Project and Red Sea and Al-A'ala Project shall be a royal reserve named Prince Mohammed bin Salman Reserve, where its Board of Directors shall be under the chairmanship of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, and the membership of six specialists to be nominated by the Council of Royal Reserves.

King Salman issued several other decrees on Saturday:

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