Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul Aziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector-General, yesterday opened in Hail a new community college, which is affiliated to King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khalid Al-Angary said the inauguration of the college aims at meeting the requirements of the business market in the Kingdom.
During his current visit to Hail Province, Prince Sultan also inaugurated the second phase of the Hail to Qassim highway project, which will positively contribute to agricultural, commercial and industrial development in the region. In the evening yesterday Prince Sultan paid a visit to the camps of a number of the province's tribes, including the Shammar, Bani Rasheed, Anaza, Tameem, and Harb.
Prince Sultan took the opportunity yesterday of conveying to Governor of Hail Province Prince Miqrin Ibn Abdul Aziz and the people of Hail Province greetings from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard. Addressing a meeting of the provincial council, Prince Sultan said he will forward to King Fahd reports on the council's accomplishments and an account of the province's requirements.
Over the past three years Hail Province has been exporting goods to a number of countries including the United States. The products include poultry, dates, peanuts, mineral water, and furniture. The province has about 40 factories including plants for producing building materials, foodstuffs, and chemicals.
Prince Sultan also inaugurated yesterday an expansion of Hail's central power station and a new link with that of Qassim Province. Speaking on that occasion, Minister of Industry and Electricity Dr. Hashim Ibn Abdullah Yamani said the aim is to have a nation-wide power grid, adding that the Qassim electricity project was established in 1980 and that of Hail in 1982.