Apr 21 2010
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10,000 housing units for Jazan's displaced
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah ordered the project in December when he visited Jazan to inspect the armed forces stationed along the Kingdom's southern border with Yemen.
Social Affairs Minister Yousuf Al-Othaimeen, general supervisor of the scheme, signed a SR2.27 billion contract with Al-Rashid Trading & Contracting Company on Tuesday to implement the first phase of the project. Al-Othaimeen said as many as 2,249 housing units, 11 mosques, 15 schools and two health centers will be established under the Hasma project, adding that it would serve more than 6,000 families.
The foundation has plans to establish similar projects in Ramada, Sahy, Rawan and Kharish and has completed studies and designs for them with the support of Zuhair Fayez Consultancy at a cost of SR5.25 million. A SR6.4 million contract has been signed with an international company to manage the projects.
King Abdullah stipulated in his order that the homes should be ready and handed over to deserving people within a year and should also include schools and health faciliies.
Earlier, 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.
By P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR
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