Makkah Emir launches $266m projects

Announcement comes as Prince Khaled inspects Jeddah Islamic Port facilities

Prince Khaled Al Faisal, Emir of the Makkah region and chairman of the Central Haj Committee, inaugurated on Wednesday several projects worth more than $266.6m at the Jeddah Islamic Port.

During an inspection tour of the port’s facilities to receive pilgrims, the Prince also laid a foundation stone for a major project.

He will also watch a presentation of the projects that will be launched at the port, said Abdulaziz Muhammad Al Twaijri, president of the Saudi Ports Authority, in the Saudi Gazette.

A large number of pilgrims arrive at the port every year, mainly from African countries such as Sudan and Egypt, the paper added.

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