King Salman receives speaker of Libyan House of Representatives

King Salman receives Speaker of Libyan House of Representatives Aguila Saleh Issa at the royal palace in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 03 December 2019

King Salman receives speaker of Libyan House of Representatives

Aquila Saleh Issa, speaker of Libyan House of Representatives, on Monday called on King Salman in Riyadh.

During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the two countries and prospects of bilateral cooperation, especially between the Saudi Shoura Council and its Libyan counterpart. Issa also held a separate meeting with Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, who commended deep-rooted ties between Saudi Arabia and Libya. Al-Asheikh expressed hope that this visit will contribute to the development of relations between the two countries and particularly between the Saudi Shoura Council and the Libyan House of Representatives.

They also discussed activating the role of parliamentary friendship committees in the two councils.


Saudi housing minister hands over new Riyadh units to tenants in Sakani program

Updated 26 January 2020

Saudi housing minister hands over new Riyadh units to tenants in Sakani program

  • Diyar Al-Saad housing project occupies ​133,000 square meters in Al-Jawan in northern Riyadh

RIYADH: Housing Minister Majid Al-Hogail on Saturday handed over housing units to beneficiaries of the Sakani program, as part of the first phase of the Diyar Al-Saad housing project in the residential suburb of Al-Jawan in northern Riyadh.

Diyar Al-Saad is a Housing Ministry project implemented in partnership with the private sector, and can accommodate more than 100,000 people. It is providing nearly 600 housing units, including villas and townhouses.

Al-Hogail toured the project and inspected completion rates. He stressed the need to speedily complete the remaining stages so as to meet deadlines in preparation to hand units over to beneficiaries.

Diyar Al-Saad occupies ​133,000 square meters and includes educational, health, commercial and recreational services sites, in addition to parks.

Infrastructure for water, electricity, telecommunications, sewage and rain drainage has been completed.

Diyar Al-Saad is one of 16 projects providing a total of 30,000 housing units in Riyadh at prices ranging from SR250,000 ($66,639) to SR750,000.