The municipality of the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia has announced the construction of a number of sports facilities in the city, including 60 football fields, as part of its social responsibility scheme.
In an interview with Arab News, mayor of Mecca, Osama al-Bar, said that the municipality planned to establish well-equipped sports facilities across the city. He spoke on the sidelines of the first installment of the Mecca Municipality community building and social services workshop, held in Jeddah.
The mayor carried on to say the municipality had signed agreements with the al-Wihda Sports Club as well as the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) to run the facilities.
Al-Bar, who launched the workshop series this week, on behalf of Mecca’s Governor Prince Khaled al-Faisal, emphasized the importance of ensuring cooperation between the public and private sectors to maintain the quality of the city’s social amenities.
The mayor stated that the workshop series intends to develop Mecca’s cultural, social, economic and environmental services to its residents. The initiative was organized in tandem with the Sama Agency for Community and Youth Consultations, reported Arab News on Tuesday.
Their participation highlights the municipality’s efforts to involve the city’s youth in the decision making process, according to al-Bar.