Jeddah - SPA
HRH Crown Prince Donates $50 million to Restore Ancient Jeddah Buildings
His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown
Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense donated a sum $50
million, to restore ramshackle buildings, in the historical sites of
Ancient Jeddah, as the first phase.
The donation aimed at restoring those buildings resembling
architectural landmarks, as a contribution from HRH Crown Prince to back
up projects that would maintain ancient historical and cultural
features of the Kingdom.
Such a gesture by HRH Crown Prince to rehabilitate these parts of
Jeddah, falls in line with UNESCO's prerequisites to enlist Ancient
Jeddah on the World Heritage List, in compatibility with the Kingdom
In his directive, HRH Crown Prince instructed that the restoration
project shall be done by Saudi nationals, under well experienced
supervisors specialized, in the domain, to keep the distinctive face of
Ancient Jeddah and its unique architectural features that reflect troves
of edifices that go back to over 500-Year old, in history.