Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives Qassim Region's Citizens, Inaugurates Development Projects
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Wadi palace here today the citizens of Qassim region and inaugurated a number of development projects in the region in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense.
Upon his arrival, the King was received by Prince Dr. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Qassim region and Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Qassim region.
The ceremony started with a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.
Prince Dr. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Qassim region, delivered a speech coincided with a visual presentation on the development projects to be inaugurated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
He said that Qassim region is honored by the visit of the King and his accompanying delegation, pointing out that this visit reflects the cohesion between the leadership and the people.
"The people of the region are overwhelmed with joy on this great occasion, expressing their feelings and loyalty to the leader of their march, where the region lives in all its cities, provinces and centers in indescribable joy'', the Prince said.
Qassim Region Governor also said that on this auspicious occasion, various sectors announce the inauguration of a large number of vital, developmental and service projects in the region.
The Governor of Qassim region stated that the total projects in Qassim region to be inaugurated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques amounted to more than 12 billion and 151 million riyals, and the new projects to be inaugurated amounted to more than (4) billions and (200) millions, whereas these projects included several ministries and sectors in all the cities, governorates and centers of the Qassim region.
They are as follows.
1- Projects of Saudi Commission For Tourism and National Heritage amounted to SR 123 million.
2- Projects of Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs amounted to more than SR 4.5 billion.
3- Projects of Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture amounted to more than one and a half billion riyals.
4- Projects of Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources amounted to more than four billion and 700 million riyals.
5- Projects of Ministry of Housing amounted to more than SR 338 million.
6- Projects of Ministry of Education amounted to more than SR 3 billion and 800 million.
7- Projects of Ministry of Transport amounted to more than one billion riyals.
8- Projects of Ministry of Labor and Social Development amounted to more than 102 million riyals.
Then, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques inaugurated a number of development projects in the Qassim region.
The King and the audience watched a visual presentation of region's initiatives.
They all had luncheon with the King.
The ceremony was attended by a number of princes.