6,000 housing units in Jazan to be handed over

Recipients to get new homes from March 14 says KSA housing ministry

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The King Abdullah Charitable Housing Foundation has completed 6,000 housing units in Jazan and intends assigning them to recipients on March 14.

The project – built on five plots in the city – was built at a cost of $1.6bn to house people displaced by violence in neighbouring Yemen. The largest of the five plots is Hasma, which has 2,249 houses, 11 mosques, two health centres and 15 schools

The second largest, Rawan, has 1,063 houses, six mosques, four schools and a health centre.

The foundation intends to build 10,000 housing units for Jazan's displaced individuals and families as a result of the violence involving Yemeni intruders in November 2009.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah ordered the project when he visited Jazan to inspect the armed forces stationed along the Kingdom's southern border with Yemen.

Brig. Hamoud Al-Hassani, the director of Civil Defense in Jazan, said more than 5,000 families had been evacuated from the border with Yemen in the midst of fighting between the intruders and Saudi armed forces.

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