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Eye of Riyadh
Eye of Riyadh
Business & Money | Thursday 13 February, 2020 3:10 pm |

Delegation from the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites Visits King Abdulaziz Road Project in Makkah

A delegation from the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites (RCMC) visited the King Abdulaziz Road Project in Makkah today to review its progress. The project is one of the most important urban development projects aiming to serve Makkah residents, visitors, and pilgrims.


The delegation was welcomed by several senior officials from Umm Alqura for Development and Construction Co. (UAQ), the owner and developer of the project, who provided a detailed explanation of the project and the company’s achievements. The delegation also reviewed a presentation of the project’s elements before beginning their tour of the project site.


Mr. Yasser Abuateek, CEO of UAQ, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the RCMC delegation for their visit, which reflects the commission’s commitment to serving Makkah residents, visitors, and pilgrims. He praised the efforts of the Kingdom’s leadership and their interest in development projects, confirming that the plans for the King Abdulaziz Road Project in Makkah are in line with the leadership’s directives to increase the number of Umra visitors to 30 million by the year 2030.


Abuateek noted that the project is based on an integrated development infrastructure that adopts the concept of comprehensive mobility. He explained that the company is working on raising the level of urban development in the project to transform it into one of the best development models in the region while maintaining the identity, culture and privacy of Makkah by providing investment opportunities, diversifying economic activity, and enhancing services in Makkah to become one of the best international destinations.


For his part, senior advisor of the RCMC program for updating Makkah planning Dr. Hossam bin Abdulsalam Jumaa expressed his appreciation for the efforts of UAQ in implementing this project, which will play a key role in enhancing the quality of life by actively contributing to serving Makkah residents, visitors and pilgrims, as well as facilitating their access to the Holy Mosque and bettering their experience.


He explained that the RCMC will strive to achieve this common objective through services that give Makkah a competitive advantage and attract innovation and investments within the framework of fulfilling strategic objectives and priorities for the Kingdom in accordance with Vision 2030; thereby contributing to building a vital community and a prosperous economy for the city of Makkah and the RCMC.

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