Saudi real estate showcase at Dubai property show

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The exhibition offers a chance to showcase projects, network with industry leaders, and share experiences. (SPA)
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The exhibition offers a chance to showcase projects, network with industry leaders, and share experiences. (SPA)
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The exhibition offers a chance to showcase projects, network with industry leaders, and share experiences. (SPA)
Updated 02 April 2019

Saudi real estate showcase at Dubai property show

  • This year’s event attracted 131 exhibitors from 143 countries and more than 20,000 visitors from around the world

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Housing’s pavilion proved a popular attraction at the second International Property Show Dubai.
Real estate professionals, investors and developers from around the world who stopped by were given information about the selling-on-the-map model in Saudi Arabia and the most prominent current and future projects.
On the sidelines of the exhibition, Mohammed Al-Ghazwani, the ministry’s general supervisor of real estate development, met a Moroccan delegation led by Fatna Lkhiyel, the secretary of state to the minister of national planning, town planning, housing and urban policy, responsible for housing. They discussed joint cooperation and investment opportunities to support the housing sector, help develop it and enable citizens to own high-quality homes.
The International Property Show Dubai was launched in April 2018 by the Dubai Land Department. The exhibition offers a chance to showcase projects, network with industry leaders, and share experiences. This year’s event attracted 131 exhibitors from 143 countries and more than 20,000 visitors from around the world, 51 percent of whom were investors.

 


Nationwide 24-curfew in Saudi Arabia brought forward

Updated 07 April 2020

Nationwide 24-curfew in Saudi Arabia brought forward

  • Residents will be only allowed to leave their homes to get medical or food supplies locally
  • Commercial activities will be suspended except for vital sectors

JEDDAH: Areas of Saudi Arabia not already placed under 24-hour curfew to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will have the around-the-clock lockdown imposed from Wednesday, a Ministry of Interior source has revealed.

Ministry officials are believed to have brought forward plans to introduce the measure in all parts of the Kingdom, which only allows residents to leave their homes to get medical or food supplies locally between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The revelation came as studies predicted the number of COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia could hit up to 200,000 over the next few weeks.

Commercial activities will be suspended except for vital sectors including pharmacies, food stores, gas stations, banking services, maintenance and operation outlets, plumbing, electricity, air-conditioning, and water-delivery services, and sanitation tanks.

Wherever possible, citizens have been urged to use express delivery services through smart device apps to order food and medical supplies. Restaurants will be allowed to operate until 10 p.m. but deliveries will be permitted using online apps.

Farmers, beekeepers, and owners of livestock, poultry and fish projects will be able to seek authorization to keep their operations running by obtaining a one-time weekly permit issued by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in coordination with the region’s security authorities.

Charity workers and volunteers are exempted from the curfew restrictions.

Ministry of Health spokesman, Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly, on Tuesday told a daily press briefing on the virus outbreak that Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah had predicted a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks.

“Four studies carried out by Saudi and international experts expected that the number of cases during the next few weeks will range from 10,000 to 200,000,” said the minister in an earlier televised address.

Al-Aly added that the number of cases was expected to decrease if all instructions were followed. “This number is alarming, and we do not want to reach it. How can we prevent this from happening? Thankfully, it is in our hands. By taking the precautionary measures at the earliest.”

He urged the public to strictly adhere to government directives against social mixing and movement.

On the 24-hour curfew in major Saudi cities, Al-Aly said: “We hope to see promising results of these actions.”

On Tuesday, the global number of COVID-19 cases had reached more than 1.4 million, with 300,759 patients having recovered and 81,049 dying from the infection.

The Kingdom recorded 190 new cases, taking the total to 2,795. Al-Aly said 2,139 people were receiving medical attention while 64 more had recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to 615. Forty-one people in the Kingdom had now died from the virus after three more deaths were recorded on Tuesday.

Al-Aly pointed out that the Ministry of Health had stepped up testing for COVID-19.

Speaking earlier in a TV interview, he said the ongoing preventive measures would continue during and after Ramadan.
 

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