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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques inaugurates number of development projects in Eastern Region (SPA)

Dammam- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman inaugurated on Monday several development projects in the Eastern Province. The launching ceremony was held at Aziziyah Palace in Al-Khobar.

“I am delighted to be with you to celebrate the event of launching these projects that serve our nation and citizens,” the King said.

“I praise Allah for giving us this wealth and security and stability for this nation, which is the land of the Two Holy Mosques. We all are honored to serve this nation,” the King added.

King Salman also urged citizens to provide him with their remarks.

Minister of Health Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said the new ministry projects included 500-bed Maternity and Children’s Hospital in Dammam, 500-bed Al-Amal Health and Mental Health Complex in Dammam, 300-bed Saud Bin Jalawi Hospital in Al-Ahsa, 200-bed King Faisal General Hospital in Al-Ahsa and 100-bed Al-Omran Hospital.

King Salman watched a video presentation about the projects of the Ministry of Health in the region.

Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdul Rahman Al-Fadli showcased the ministry’s water and sewage projects, as well as the project to expand the wheat mills at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, the wheat stock and flour production mills in Al-Ahsa and fishing harbors in Qatif, Al-Khobar, Al-Zour and Darain.

Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Faleh explained the ministry’s projects in the region including two projects in the field of electricity generating and three projects in the field of transportation.

Minister of Education Ahmad Al Essa announced that the King approved changing the name of Dammam University into Imam Abdurahman Al-Faisal University to honor Imam Abdurahman Al-Faisal, father of King Abdul Aziz.

The reception was attended by Prince Khaled bin Fahd bin Khaled; Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; Prince Mansour bin Saud bin Abdulaziz; Prince Talal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz; Prince Khaled bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Dr. Mansour bin Meteb bin Abdulaziz, Minister of the State, Member of the Cabinet and Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Meteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Minister of National Guard; and other officials.