King congratulates Al-Saeedan for winning desert rally

Updated 26 August 2013

King congratulates Al-Saeedan for winning desert rally

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on Saturday congratulated Yasser bin Hamad Al-Saeedan for winning first place in an international desert rally.
In a cable addressing Al-Saeedan, King Abdullah said his victory had enhanced Saudi Arabia’s global reputation.
“We are proud of you and are ready to extend all support for you to make greater achievements,” the king said.
“We need more people like you,” the Saudi leader told the winner.


Jazan governor inaugurates development projects in Bisha

Updated 18 min 36 sec ago

Jazan governor inaugurates development projects in Bisha

BISHA: Jazan Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdul Aziz visited Bisha governorate on Saturday as part of his inspection tour around the region.

During the tour, Prince Mohammed inaugurated several development and service projects implemented at the initiative of Saudi Aramco in the northern corniche of Bisha Beach, in addition to numerous municipal projects, roads and social development works in the governorate that amounted to more than SR41 million ($11 million), the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The projects included the Border Guards sector command building in Bisha, the fishermen’s marina and the tourist beach on the northern corniche of the governorate that is 107 km long.

Other projects include the eastern ring belt project in the governorate, several roads linking the main roads in Bisha, municipal projects such as asphalting, lighting, humanization projects, municipal investments and social development projects supporting fishermen in the governorate.

The governor stressed the importance of inaugurated projects such as the North Corniche Tourist Beach as they will increase developmental and tourist services for the region.

Prince Mohammed reviewed the most important projects underway in the governorate, including basic and transformational industries in the city of Jazan and an oil refinery that has begun its trial operation.