Housing boost for more than 300,000 Saudi families

Time: 11 December 2020

The Sakani program offers Saudi nationals access to land and residential housing. (SPA)

RIYADH: More than 300,000 Saudi families have so far benefited from the Ministry of Housing’s Sakani program, according to the ministry.
The Sakani program offers Saudi nationals access to land and residential housing across eight regions of the Kingdom through various financing solutions with the aim of enabling families to own their first home, whether through prefabricated units, under-construction builds, or self-construction.
The ministry announced that 11 projects were delivered last month for villas in Shaqra and Al-Uyaynah in Riyadh; the Al-Khorma housing project in Makkah; the Unaizah housing project in Qassim; Alkhobar, Hafr Al-Batin and Al-Ahsa in the Eastern Region; the Rafha housing project in the Northern Border Region; the Hail housing project; the Qurayyat housing project in Al-Jouf; and the Najran housing project.
The ministry also reported that 42 prefabricated housing projects providing around 14,000 residential villas have so far been completed.

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Eid Al-Adha greetings from world leaders

Time: 31 July, 2020

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received telephone calls from several leaders and officials on Friday wishing him Eid Al-Adha greetings. (SPA)
  • The king recently left hospital after successful surgery

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received telephone calls from several leaders and officials on Friday wishing him Eid Al-Adha greetings and health after his recovery from an operation.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, congratulated King Salman on the blessed occasion and on his discharge from hospital.
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa also wished the king Eid Mubarak and expressed happiness over his speedy recovery from an operation on his gallbladder.
The king also received similar messages from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, as well as leaders from Djibouti and Indonesia.
For his part, the king also passed on Eid greetings to the leaders and thanked them for their kind messages on his health.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also received phone calls from the same leaders wishing him well wishes on the Muslim holiday.

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