Makkah governor launches $45.3m Jeddah project
Prince Khaled to further develop coastline in new four-phase plan
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Makkah governor, today launched a four-phase development project on Jeddah’s Corniche area worth $45.33m (SAR 170m).
His Highness told reporters today in the Red Sea city that the project would see the renovation of areas such as Ghaleel, Ajaweed, Samir and Quwaiza and help further develop the coastline’s tourist industry, which has grown rapidly in the last year as an effect from the swelling number of pilgrims visiting Makkah.
“We’ll follow up implementation of the project every day. We’ll count on every minute, not only hours,” the governor said about the 34.1 hectare area that will be covered by the project. He urged the future contractors, still undisclosed, to complete all work on time and without delay.
Jeddah’s coastline has seen a strong rise in construction activity in the last year, including the ground breaking of the first tower in the region from UAE developer Damac Properties, the construction of the Galleria mall beside Tahlia Street, and the ongoing building of the twin-building Lamar Tower.
In April the governor announced that his office would build 30,000 houses in the city to meet the shortfall in affordable units and help improve the residential conditions of a city that earlier this year were ravaged by floods.
He also revealed he had plans to develop the eastern side of Corniche, adding that it would be carried out shortly. “We want to make Jeddah one of the beautiful cities in the world.”