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Further details of Makkah Gate project emerge

Major development on Makkah's outskirts will take 15 years to build

The Makkah Gate project will cover 83 square kilometres in the city's outskirts.
The Makkah Gate project will cover 83 square kilometres in the city's outskirts.

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The Makkah Gate project – an 83km2 development along the Makkah-Jeddah highway, will include a university, medical city and administrative district says the city’s mayor Osama Al-Bar.

Speaking to reporters from Saudi daily newspaper Arab News, Al-Bar said the project was being implemented by the Bawaba Company, an affiliate of Al-Balad Al-Amin Company, which is fully owned by the Makkah Mayoralty. The project will be completed in 15 years and in several phases.

“We want to make reality the dream of (Makkah Gov.) Prince Khaled Al-Faisal to make Makkah a city with advanced facilities on par with those in other world-class cities,” the mayor told reporters.

Al-Balad Al-Amin recently signed a series of agreements with the private sector to implement major residential, commercial, health and cultural projects in the area. The projects include a residential development covering more than 100ha which will be undertaken by Sumou Holding.

Another project includes commercial and residential properties covering 300ha built north of the Jeddah-Makkah highway by developers Sheikh Ibrahim Afandi Group.

Another group of businessmen, led by Abdul Rahman Faqeeh, will build a cancer treatment hospital in the area, while the Rawafid Charitable Foundation will build a cultural and knowledge foundation.
 

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