Details of Saudi Arabia's Al-Faisaliya project revealed
Prince Abdulaziz reportedly said the recently launched project "is [...] a giant extension of the Holy City of Makkah [rather] than a new city"
Details of the Al-Faisaliya project have been revealed by an official in Saudi Arabia.
Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, governor of the Makkah Region, provided additional details about the project, which is alternately styled as 'Al-Faisaliah'.
Addressing reporters, Prince Abdulaziz said the recently launched project "is [...] a giant extension of the Holy City of Makkah [rather] than a new city".
A governmental complex, including the Governorate of Makkah Region, an Islamic centre for all Islamic organisations and foundations, an Islamic research centre, facilities for meetings, symposiums, and conferences, will be developed as part of the project.
Residential areas, malls, and entertainment, educational, health, agricultural, and industrial facilities, will also be designed into the development.
Development plans for the project also include an airport and a seaport, according to Saudi news agency, SPA.
Meanwhile, local daily Saudi Gazette reported that Makkah Region Development Authority will supervise the 2,450km2 project, located along the western coast of Makkah.
The Makkah Region governor also acts as advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.