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| 22 April, 2018

Expansion work on Jeddah’s College of Medical Sciences begins

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal launches the first expansion of the College

Saudi Prince Khaled al-Faisal, governor of Mecca, attends the Annual Arab Report on cultural development hosted by the Arab Thought Foundation in Beirut.

Saudi Prince Khaled al-Faisal, governor of Mecca, attends the Annual Arab Report on cultural development hosted by the Arab Thought Foundation in Beirut.

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JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurated the first expansion of the College of Medical Sciences in the presence of Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majid on Sunday. Later, Prince Khaled toured the facilities of the new college.

Mazen Fakih, chairman of the board of trustees of the college, said the expansion would raise the number of students from 600 to 2,400. He said the cost of the project amounted to SR300 million.

Separately, Prince Khaled inaugurated on Saturday the “mithaq” initiative, the first of its kind to be held at the Holy Mosques, and received the book on “Following the Steps of the Role Model” from the General President of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais.

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The initiative included three workshops: The first workshop was managed and supervised by the Prince Faisal Center for Moderation.

It attracted many scholars and academicians, and approved 27 initiatives to enhance moderation and tolerance in the Kingdom.

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